Why we are not going to CES.

Discussion in 'SatelliteGuys Support Center' started by Scott Greczkowski, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. dfergie

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    I had everything set up to go in 2015, 12/11/15 my house burned down, so I missed that year as well as last year after going 6 years in a row. I had planned to go this year till things looked like it wouldn't be worth it for us to go.
    There is a lot of behind the scenes work and setup as Scott mentioned, logistics, equipment, personnel etc. that many do not know about. The Dish network booth people bent over backwards at times to help us also so kudo's to them and all the behind the scenes work they helped us with.
     
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    Yes, you have explained that more than once in fact ;) yet I am still skeptical the PQ would turn to crap on my gigabit network. And doesn't the Joey connection over your own network (as opposed to coax) prove that it could have worked, at least for some? I'm talking about the non-wireless Joey's that seem to work fine on a network once they have been activated via coax.
     
  3. Scott Greczkowski

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    Your gigabit network don't mean crap when the unit only supported 10 megabit. :D
     
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    Did I read that right? The Sling Receiver was old/slow Ethernet, and not even fast Ethernet? :eek

    IMHO, since my switches are all GigE, old/slow 10M Ethernet would have a hard time causing any congestion with other devices, such as my daughter's computer. This should act more like a dedicated network for two such devices throttled down by that one slow interface.

    So, what's your understanding of how a Joey running over a wired network seems to work so well, while the Sling Receiver could not?
     
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    Of course they're saying that - they want people who aren't going to re-consider, thinking that it's going to be a big deal and they'll miss something.
     
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    record-breaking, as in record low turnout.
     
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    Certainly not record breaking for top notch vendors. And that drives attendance quite a bit for current and following year.
     
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    Maybe in MONEY collected since they now charge $100 for a lot of us that used to go FREE. Used to be a GREAT time even got FREE rooms once at Excalibur. Lot of GOOD ole memory's for sure.
     
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    I Remember the first time I went in Vegas for CES, paid $400/nite for a room. Ended up spending 4/5K on the entire trip.

    I think that was in 2007/2008

    Those where the days. Can’t spend that type of money anymore
     
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    That's what I liked about the Summer Consumer Electronics Show, it was in Chicago and we'd drive in for the day. No need for rooms.

    So I wonder if CES 2019 will recover from the Snooze-fest that 2018 was?
     
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    I don’t see how they can. Their change of direction has left the majors outside. The big boys can’t see much reason to consider standing next to all the wannabes.

    And won’t people quickly tire of vapor ware? ESPECIALLY after paying such prices for a ticket?
     
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    When TV arrived at the point that you had to have instruments to measure the difference, "new" lost a lot of its wow factor. I imagine the same thing happened in the audio world back in the day.

    I think the TV carriers could certainly step up but they're looking for a clear win and I'm not sure what that might be. UHD hasn't moved the needle much and it obviously isn't waiting for cheap TVs as we've had them for a while now.
     
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    I wonder if a lot of the TV companies aren't wanting to wait until the TV buying season (the interval between introduction and the Superbowl) is over so that they don't distract potential buyers of last year's models.

    It probably wouldn't hurt if they raised the bar in terms of who they allowed in so that vendors didn't have to spread themselves so thin.
     
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    Will the last vendor to leave the last CES please turn out the lights.
     
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    Elvis has left the building...
     
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    It’s should be renamed the Kickstarter Show.
     
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    Hey they could keep the initials! CES: Crowd funded Electronics Show. :D
     
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    That was Wednesday...:devilish
     
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