dual HD-DVD and Blu-Ray banner

One of the biggest things to happen at CES was LG’s unveiling of the Super Multi Blue BH100 dual-format Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player. The device uses a Broadcom universal optical disk SoC. The BH100 supports formats including MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 video, MPEG1/2 audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, DTS and DTS-HD audio, and includes multiple inputs/outputs such as HDMI out, component/composite video outputs, and optical/coaxial/discrete 5.1 channel audio outputs.

the $100 laptop 

At the Marvell Technology booth, among the various devices intended for our marketplace were examples of the “$100 laptop” for the one computer per child initiative, which uses their wireless chips.

cell phone model sansa character 

Models and characters in costume abound, pushing everything from a designer line of cell-phone cases to the new Sansa Connect media player from SanDisk with WiFi that I predict will be a serious challenger to the Zune.

102-inch LG HDTV

Big TV was everywhere, with a big emphasis on “Full HDTV” which is what they are calling 1080p resolution. Here’s a 102-inch Full HDTV plasma display at the LG booth.

immersive game system 

The Dream Machine is an immersive gaming platform that suspends the user in a harness to allow motion matching the activity onscreen.

rugged ipod cases rugged cell phone cases

Rugged cases for your portable devices are an important way to protect your investment. The iPod cases from H2OAudio are useful for a day at the beach, running, or biking, while the very rugged cases from OtterBox would be suitable for use even in a combat environment.

buffalo terabyte drive kingston SD pack lacie usb hub

Storage has exploded in capacity and flexibility at every level. The terabyte drives from Buffalo are available in versions targeting both home and small business. Kingston’s very useful SD utility pack contains memory with adaptors that allow you to use it in any SD device, no matter if it is Mini, Miicro, or Standard. LaCie is trying to make this stuff look cool, with a USB hub that looks like a potted plant and pocket drives that come in funky colors and shapes.

are available in versions targeting both home and small business. very useful SD utility pack contains memory with adaptors that allow you to use it in any SD device, no matter if it is Mini, Miicro, or Standard. is trying to make this stuff look cool, with a USB hub that looks like a potted plant and pocket drives that come in funky colors and shapes.



  1. Jerry says:

    Thanks for the reporting, but Dvorak still sucks.

  2. Jerry says:

    Sorry… That’s Dvorak still rocks! Please remove my first post that inadvertantly said Dvorak still sucks. That was an error….

    Thanks

  3. John says:

    I wonder what OS the $100 laptop is running and what Apps they let the kids use for school work?

  4. Kev says:

    i THINK it’s fedora-based with the Sugar UI. youtube it and you’ll see what it looks like.

  5. Steve S says:

    “One of the biggest things to happen at CES was LG’s unveiling of the Super Multi Blue BH100 dual-format Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player. ”

    It appears to primarily be a Blu-Ray player that can play HD DVD’s in a basic manner only. From the article below; “According to Lee, the Super Multi Blue player, LG model BH100, supports all interactive capabilities of Blu-ray, but does not support all the interactive capabilities of HD DVD. Because LG has been a member of the Blu-Ray Disc Association, the company had developed the hardware to support the BD-Java capabilities of Blu-ray, he said, but did not have the technology available to support HD DVD’s interactive features. Instead, the company has created a simply navigation menu for HD DVD mode, Lee said.”

    Personally I hope both formats fail. The whole HD experience is an overpriced, over hyped waste of money IMHO. Your opinion may vary.

    See more information at:
    http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196801714

    Steve

  6. jtoso says:

    So many pretty PR ladies with scripted dialog.

  7. TJGeezer says:

    That sling chair looks really ridiculous. Anybody here remember Smell-o-vision? They put vents under theater seats to waft out the odors of what was shown on screen and increase what vendors these days would call “the immersive experience.” They discovered that the smell of shoe polish made people feel sick. It was the 50s or 60s so nobody but Lenny Bruce was making fart jokes in public, so that wasn’t an issue. Anyhow, people didn’t like it much. Sometimes simple suspension of disbelief works better than sensory “immersion.”

    I wonder if the sling chair comes with barf bags.

  8. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    Hey Alex… While you are out there, take a look at the Klipsch CS-700?


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