Starting coverage from the Las Vegas Convention Center on the official Day 1 of the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show.
These are some quick highlights of Press conferences seen so far, and plans for the show floor for the afternoon.
Introducing updates and new models for their fiber optic to the home service FiOS.
EchoStar Press Conference:
A set top receiver that can output to two TVs from one receiver.
New HD DVR with 500GB hard drive, upgradable through USB.
Partnerships with Sling and Archos for portability of Dish programming.
DirecTV Press conference:
Expansion of the Championship Gaming Series, treating gaming as a professional (paid) sport.
DirecTV on Demand, their new Video on Demand service; trying to simplify ease of use for VOD with existing channel lineups.
Nascar Hot Pass: During the 2007 Nascar racing season, DirecTV will create 5 special channels each dedicated to exclusively following one race-car team throughout a whole race.
Sandisk Press conference:
USBTV, an device that allows easy transfer of on-line video content for playback on a home TV setup.
Three new flash-based media players, Sansa Express, Sansa View and Sansa Connect; offering enhanced portability, portable video, and wireless media connectivity in very small form factor players.
Among the companies I will be looking at for the afternoon:
LG Electronics: Greater details on their announced dual Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player.
Toshiba: What is new in their notebook PC design lineup.
Hitachi: Another look at the coming storage lineup:
Intel: Advances in Core 2 technology and the Viiv Home Theater initiative since last year.
Microsoft: Xbox360, corporate partnerships, new applications, and Windows Vista.
Sorry to blog and run; updates coming as the show continues...