Past meetings of the Society
January 2006

January 2006 Meeting

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2006
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Broad/MIT Institute for Genome Research, 320 Charles Street, Cambridge MA

Featured Guest: Attendees of WCES 2006
Topic: What's New

The January meeting of the BAS will feature the annual "CES Report" by BAS members in attendance at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They will report on their experiences as well as the best sound and video at the show. Among the Show attendees were Alvin Foster, David Weinberg, Steve Owades, Phyllis Eliasberg, Ron Dunlap, Brian Dunlap, Clark Johnsen, Walter Swanbon, and Al Southwick.

The following are a few of the CES highlights they will report on:

1. LEDs supplying the backlight for both LCD and DLP screens
2. Microsoft and the Vista operating systems
3. Intel introduces Viiv, a new integrated chip set for multimedia
4. King Audio (Chinese) introduced a fantastic sounding 6' tall electrostatic speaker, $6000.00
5. More tubes and turntables than previous CES shows
6. Shallow (not deep) Sony SXRD rear projector set
7. Smyth Research demonstrated a new technology for headphone listening
whereby the sound remains in front irrespective of your head/torso position

The weather was great this year, all sun and 60 degree temperatures!
There will be an extended Open Forum for members to share their audio and video experiences. Also the usual table of freebies.


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updated 3/4/06