30 Jan '13, 5pm

Ultra HDTV: A Complete Waste of Consumers' Money - (blog)

I've had a case of cyber-whiplash for nearly a month now. It began when I started perusing the coverage coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. And I haven't stopped shaking my head ever since, as the manufacturers (along with the "media" outlets in their pockets) have strived to extend and amplify the CES-started announcements of this year's industry-anointed "hot technology." However, I seriously doubt that consumers will go along for the ride this time ... as has unfortunately been the case for the past several iterations of this longstanding hype pattern. First off, here's a history lesson. I've been going to CES for around 15 years ... with the (thankful) exception of the past several. What I've noticed over and over again is a consistent product-introduction pattern: Year #1: A few leading-edge companies show prototypes, sometimes publicly, othe...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/brians-brain/4406032...

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