Alexis Park

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Retailers talk about what they hope to get out of CES. “Last year was my first CES with Ken Cranes and it was meeting after meeting, and it was the same at the Fall CEDIA. Not this time, though. We plan on setting up a couple of non-local meetings and then spend our time looking at technologies we don’t currently deal with for the future. We’ll divide up and look at all the integration, wireless and computer technologies to see where we’re going with all of that—and frankly, there’s no other place than CES where you can find all of that under

Retailers talk about what they hope to get out of CES. “We’ll be looking at all the high-definition DVD format brands, for both Blu-ray and HD DVD, at CES. We’ll also be looking to add PS3 to our inventory. In general technology, of course, high-definition TV is driving our business, and so we’ll be looking for technologies related to that—such as easier-to install surround-sound audio systems so that we can easily offer customers a complete home entertainment experience. I, for one, am very happy that the high-end audio exhibits have been moved to the Venetian. At the Alexis Park, you used to show

Retailers talk about what they hope to get out of CES. “I think that CES will bring us more 1080p panels at even lower price-points, Blu-ray players and a lot of IT-based products and control systems. For Audio Craft, CES is a show to see the new gear that will be coming out, but just as important, it is an opportunity to continue relationships with our friends and vendors. It will be interesting to see how the Venetian will work out for the people displaying there; Alexis Park seemed like a very good venue for those not on the main floor.” - Greg Puntel,

Retailers talk about what they hope to get out of CES. Dealerscope sat down and spoke to retailers about their plans at CES. Jamie Stephens, President, Pacific Sound and Video, Bismarck, N.D. I always go to CES. My prime focus there is to negotiate with vendors on better programs. My goal this year will be to trim up some of the lines we carry. There’s a lot of overlapping. I will try to be more supportive this year with a more select group of vendors. It’s always nice to go there to get in front of the people who make

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