THE PASO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL

in Las Vegas for the

CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW

 

 

 

Over 140,000 people attended CES, up significantly from last year's total of just under 120,000 and around the totals reached in January 2008, just before the economy started to crumble. Attendance at keynote discussions and panels was standing-room only in many cases, with hour-long waits for major speeches common and people packed four deep at the door to the room where CNET's Next Big Thing Supersession was held.

Worldwide sales of consumer-electronics devices totaled $873 billion last year, a 13% increase from 2009 levels, according to the latest information from CEA. Steve Koenig, the association's industry analysis director, says global CE receipts could hit $964 billion this year, adding that he "would not be surprised at all" if the $1 trillion milestone is reached.

 

CES IS THE BIGGEST EXPO

IN THE WORLD AND VEGAS

IS A DIGITAL MECCA FOR DAYS

 

While the flashy booths of the convention center floor get a lot of attention, a fair amount of CES attendees never even see the

inside  of the building, picking up

their badges when they arrive and immediately shuttling back and forth between various meetings, dinners,

and parties at hotels around the city.

The Paso Digital Film Festival in a effort to go beyond our Festivals, hope to bring you to the

digital frontier, by attending and producing events that will keep our friends on the cutting edge...

let us be a technology and digital sword, if you will, and we can help you stay on the edge of

information and knowledge when it is released.

 

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meet us in Las Vegas and Macau China

in 2012 and we we'll take you to the future

 

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of flat-screen televisions by shipments, said Saturday that it is reviewing making a television set running on Google Inc.'s Android operating system.

Tablet computers, Internet-connected TVs, motion-sensing devices and downloadable applications are among the product categories to watch for at this year's 2011 International CES, according to CEA's Shawn DuBravac and Ben Arnold. Web-enabled devices will even trump one of last year's biggest trends, 3DTV, DuBravac said: "Last year it was, 'This is a 3D TV, and it also has Internet connectivity.' This year things will be the reverse -- 'This is an Internet-enabled TV that also does 3D.'" 

 

 

Sony Chairman Howard Stringer, in an address

at the 2011 International CES, said that by

March, 50 million TVs in the U.S. will be

connected to the Internet by a variety of his

company's products, including the television

sets themselves, Blu-ray players and Play-

Station gaming consoles.

 

Look who bought Myspace...

 

The Yahoo Connected TV platform is working with tech companies and

a slew of TV networks ABC, CBS, HSN, and Showtime -- to entice viewers.

Yahoo is trying to lure viewers from cable connections -- striking deals with Ford Motor, Mattel, and Microsoft in

an effort to start up a number of new "enhanced" TV features.

 

Connected TV services will play a large role in making TVs more engaging, said Ronald Jacoby, who works with the Yahoo TV service. Yahoo is promoting the second generation of the service at CES this year, offering on-screen elements that deliver more context on a program or ad. Those interactive elements can provide trackable data for advertisers, he said.

 

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Digital Channel

 

 

Disney reportedly might partner

with Yahoo on TV offerings

 

Disney is said to be in talks to make content from its ESPN, ABC and Disney networks available using Yahoo's Internet-TV software. The move comes amid fierce and growing competition from players including Google and Apple, which are struggling to figure out the best way to structure content deals.

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HELP THE KIDS

"The Internet continues to grow separate from the economies downturn..."

 

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

thePDFF.com Goes beyond the cutting edge, we

want to be the digital sword, and cut filmmakers &

filmgoers a trail to the future and after, with our

connections to information and technology, visit

 the links to the left to see the paradigm shift

 

 

Sony introduced a 3-D television that doesn't need glasses. Much like some movie theaters that project 3-D effects into the audience, Sony has made a very wide television which makes a 3-D experience less cumbersome without having to be so close to the television.

Many are skeptical of having consumer-ready televisions with such a big leap in 3-D technology but Sony is confident it will prevail. Toshiba and LG also had glasses-free televisions according to PC World.

What about Internet-ready televisions?

 

 
 

Just as HDTV has computer chips in it, now you can download apps for televisions to enhance your experience. PC Magazine reports Vizio made big news at the 2011 CES when it announced Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, On Demand and the gaming service OnLive to Vizio's lineup.

Bandai Games, Vimeo and Skype will also be available on Vizio's Internet-ready televisions. Vizio specializes in televisions and is sold everywhere, including online and Wal-Mart. These televisions will be huge sellers this year.

Skype is being embedded in several televisions now, including BRAVIA and later Vizio. Sony Insiderreports a Skype device will be standard with some televisions and then even a Sony Blu-ray player for those televisions who don't have Skype already on them in 2011.

So far, it looks to be a very good year for HDTV as manufacturers plan on making televisions an even bigger part of your entertainment dollar.

 

 

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