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This is the last of 5 daily articles we will be distributing over the course of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs from Jan. 5th - Jan. 8th. The information below is very brief and will likely be elaborated upon in a future article, or set of articles.


Toshiba is set to ship its HD DVD laptop. Available in March with a HD-DVD option, they expect it to sell in the $3000 range. Other features include 1080p screen resolution, HDMI output, and built-in Harmon Kardon speakers. Sounds like a good deal to me.


LG is working on an STB to be used in the government subsidy program. The target price point currently is $50, of which $40 would be subsidy with a $10 consumer co-pay. This box would receive ATSC and output NTSC, including a basic program guide and subchannel availability.

Audio Authority

Audio Authority is showing the first in its new line of HD components: the 1166. This is a 6x1 DVI w/HDCP switcher with component video, digital audio, and stereo audio. All video sources are up-converted and available on the DVI output and all audio sources are available on the digital audio outputs. The 1166 will be available in the first quarter with a retail of $2000.

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, January 8, 2006 9:02 PM

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Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.