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Today’s Show:

CES 2013 Wrapup

Another CES has come and gone. At the risk of being permanently banned, we’ve brought back everything we saw and did in Vegas to share it with everyone who couldn’t be there. As with every CES, we saw some amazing things and some not so impressive ones as well. Big themes from this year were: 3D is waning, 4K (UltraHD) is emerging, and Plasma may be on the verge of a comeback.

We have some notes and pictures here for you to follow along, but to get the details, you really need to listen to the show.





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ZigBee Alliance

Lot’s of “green”/power efficiency products


Z-Wave Alliance

Integrated Home Entertainment

Similar “green” products as ZigBee



UltraHD LED TVs (110” – claimed to be world’s largest)

Also showed: Glasses Free 3D, Transparent 3D – not sure about the applications for this






Ultra HD TV (84”)


  • Everything was “Easy & Smart”
  • Ultra HD Touch
  • Terrestrial Ultra HD broadcasting
  • Collaborating with Google TV
  • Lot’s of Passive 3D
  • 100” Laser TV – “worlds largest wall mount TV – really an ultra short throw projector and a special screen (~$10,000)



Worlds largest 4K OLED

New ZT series plasma – neo plasma black 3000 – ZT60 best of CES

  • Smart Viera – including voice interaction
  • Still have VT series as well




  • Worlds largest LED TV
  • 85” 8K TV – amazing
  • Not showing Elite TVs – not sure why




Firmly in the Plasma market – not going away – using the Pioneer Kuro patents


  • OLED TVs
  • Ultra HD Netflix
  • S Recommendation – with Voice Interaction
  • Vacuum tube sound bar ~$700 – maybe in the Yamaha sound projector market – built in AirTrack (Samsung AirPlay)
  • Smart PCs…?




Bravia Triluminous – Red, Green, Blue & Emerald Green


  • 4K OLED
  • Excitement of Sports in 4K – they showed soccer!
  • Couldn’t find the Crystal TV tech
  • 1080p upscaled to 4k



Stream TV Networks

Glasses Free 3D



Download Episode #565


Posted by The HT Guys, January 10, 2013 10:54 PM

About The HT Guys

The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.

Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.

ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.

Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater.