CES 2012 – Day One
A video game is only as good as its hardware, and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the worlds largest electronics trade show. If you couldn’t make it out to Las Vegas, Velocity Gamer has you covered. Our CES corespondent, Lorenzo Ponce de Leon, will be covering the event all week. So make sure you come back each day to see what’s hot from the CES show floor.
Day One Round Up
By: Lorenzo Ponce de Leon
The Consumer Electronics Show went off to a great start in Las Vegas today as a horde of tech companies showed what can be described as 4K and 3D.
Just yesterday, big-name companies like Microsoft and Sony demoed and announced some new tech that will be coming out later this year and beyond. While this is only the start of CES, we’ll give you a little bit of what companies impressed us and what you can expect to see later this week.
4K is becoming increasingly popular and in a previous article, I wrote about how 4K is the next generation of video resolution for the general public. This is becoming a reality at CES. Both JVC and Sony announced 4K both a 4K projector and Blu-ray player and Panasonic, Toshiba, and LG all announced 4K televisions.
The only gripe is the price, naturally products at their first stage are going to be costly, but this is expected. We’ll keep you informed of any other 4K related releases later on if they are announced.
3D is huge this year; I’m not surprised. However, the new fad is glasses-free 3D which is getting progressively better. As it is much more strenuous on your eyes, the depth is realistic and not as nauseating as you’d think. A perfect way to compare is by using the 3D function on a Nintendo 3DS. Toshiba and LG both featured glasses free 3D televisions, some with 3D live conversion and even some in 4K. My advice, spare your eyes.
There’s still a lot more to come as we’re only getting started. Be sure to check out our photos below!
photos courtesy of Abhi Saini
Samsung’s huge OLED TVs
Group of Samsung’s OLED TVs
Angle of Samsung’s credit-card thin TV