CEA Line Shows, Day 1

By Scott Wilkinson
June 23, 2010

It's hot and muggy in New York City. Fortunately, I'm spending most of my time indoors at the Consumer Electronics Association's second annual CEA Line Shows being held across 34th Street from the Empire State Building. This event is designed to give manufacturers of consumer-electronics products the opportunity to exhibit their latest wares in one venue, drastically cutting the cost of putting on separate line shows as they used to do when the economy was booming. It's a great idea that I heartily support.

Vizio introduced a surprising number of products that weren't shown at CES only six months ago. Of particular interest were demos of both active and passive-polarized 3D flat panels, which gives the consumer a choice between full HD resolution for each eye with expensive shutter glasses or half vertical resolution for each eye with inexpensive passive glasses.

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