Signs from the East
All eyes still look to Japan. While it may be true that the Japanese consumer electronics show, called CEATEC, is nowhere near as grand as the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the United States, nor does it gather the same diversity of companies, technologies and visitors, there is something essentially prophetic about Japan's largest electronics show. It is a window into what may be destined for the United States.
A High-Definition Debate
When it comes to high-definition DVD recording, CEATEC proved that the Blu-ray format is making serious advances toward the future. Prior to the show, members backing the Blu-ray disc announced the formation of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and welcomed its first member from the content industry, 20th Century Fox.