This is the last day of CES 2008 and I saved it for Central Hall. Central Hall has some of the largest companies in the industry Located here. Companies like Microsoft, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, Casio, and Toshiba.
Since this is the last day of CES it is a short day. The show closes early for all and I am also leaving later this afternoon to go home so I did not linger very long at any booth. I first stopped by Panasonic’s booth because for the last three years they have had the largest TV on display. This year they did not disappoint with a huge 150 inch plasma TV. I can only imagine that it would cost about $500,000, but I have to ask myself why would anyone buy one when you could get a projector for a lot less?
Samsung was showing of a new digital camera that could not only take pictures in HD, but video was also in HD, up to 720P. They also have a new MP3 player that is looking a lot more like the iPod which in this case is not a good thing. There is no memory slot or replaceable battery.
Sanyo had a display for a Ultra Short-Throw Projector that is great for situations where you don’t have a lot of space. One of the displays was showing what it would like displaying on a table. The other display had a game of sorts setup on a wall that you could touch to interact with.
Philips had a wall display that was actually showing 3D TV without the need of any special glasses or anything else. This technology has out last year, but this year it has a much larger viewing angle. I was able to stand to the side and still see the 3D effects. It looked really great. Next to it was another TV that was also 3D, but when you looked at it from the side you could see that the screen had two images in it.
Sony was showing their new OLED TVs, and I went over and saw the eBook reader again.
I am glad that the show is finally over. I had a blast, but my back hurts and I am ready to relax and get back to my normal schedule.