CEA Chides Vizio Over CES Pullout
Vizio sent a release to the media last week announcing that 2014 would mark the final time the company would hold a showcase during International CES. After a show at which Vizio's new HDTV models collected several awards and "best of" designations from the likes of Digital Trends, Wired and The Verge, Vizio said it will henceforth switch to announcing products on its own timetable, while also adjusting its showcases to "more intimate venues for its partners, customers and press."
There's just one problem: According to CEA, Vizio was never officially a CES exhibitor.
As it did several times in recent years, Vizio in 2014 presented its showcase in the Wynn Las Vegas, a non-official CES venue, during the week of the show, a practice known as "outboarding."