The CES Report - Video Display Trends
By Joe Paone
With no major breakthroughs in video this year, CES attendees witnessed a burgeoning new world of flat, high-definition-capable displays. LCDs, plasmas, flat screens and cutting-edge rear projection systems like DLP were everywhere. One hitch: intimidating price tags. And integrated HDTV tuners, with a few exceptions, are still missing.
But among some of the dominant trends and themes in Sin City, perhaps the most momentous was the recently announced cable-CE industry agreement, through which (all involved parties hope) digital cable-ready displays with integrated HDTV/cable tuners will be delivered in the next nine to 18 months.