After Warner’s bombshell in Las Vegas yesterday it seems certain that HD-DVD will be the Ricky Hatton to Blu-ray’s Floyd Mayweather. But day two at CES saw the tech world shift its gaze away from hi-def war to hi-def streaming as well as bevy of shiny new gadgets.
TVs with the ability to wirelessly stream hi-def were a big theme. LG’s LGX series, Toshiba’s ‘Regza Link’ and Sony’s Bravia Wireless Link tellies will all happily receive hi-def content without pesky wires. We also rather like the look of Pioneer’s 9mm thick plasma and Sony’s 4K concept TV, which offers four times the resolution of current hi-def.
The camera world has also been courting flashbulbs. Sony’s new Alpha 200 will be its new entry-level DSLR from next month, while Casio drew gasps from its audience with a demo from its EX1 shooting stills at an incredible 60 frames per second.
Of course, Blu-ray wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to stick the boot in. Panasonic announced two new Blu-ray players and a home cinema setup, and Samsung launched its first Blu-ray spinner, the BP-P1500.
Those looking for something a bit more portable weren’t disappointed either. The LG Venus brings two touchscreens to the mobile scene, while Sony announced the promising-looking Sony Mylo 2 (pictured).
So, that’s the end of another gadget-packed day in Vegas – look out for another dose tomorrow, complete with some exclusive videos from the event.