For better or much worse, Best of CES award winners this century

For better or much worse, Best of CES award winners this century

Summary: From 2000-2012 the winners of the Best of Show award have had very spotty track records and many were destined for failure.


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  • 2006...

    2006 winner: The Creative Vision Zen:M  music player was slated to be an iPod killer with a brighter screen, better battery life, a voice recorder and an FM tuner, the $330, and  30GB storage. And look at those colors.

  • 2005 winner: Samsung's 67-inch DLP HDTV won because it was the biggest DLP set at the show. It could handle 1080p and was considered to be thin and light, and twice as sharp as previous models. And it was relatively inexpensive.

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    2004 winner: The 45-inch LCD screen on the Sharp Aquos LC45GD1U was the largest LCD flat panel on the planet at the time. The 1,920x1,080 pixels allowed HDTV content to be played in its native resolution, unlike comparable-sized plasma TVs.

Topic: CES

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  • the descriptions dont match the pictures

    And the pictures don't match the years, please fix
    • I know. I was amazed that in 2001 a 500MB storage device

      was the size of a large TV.
      William Farrel
    • Yep

      You're right.

      And Andrea's story wasn't astonishing at all.
  • Embarrassing!

    Does anyone review these before "publishing"? Based on the number of times errors exist, I'd say not!
    • Obviously not

      Yesterday it was a mess.
      Today it is still a mess.
      Andy Smith ... not good
  • Is that list for the best VAPORWARE at CES??

    Except for the XBox, all other devices were either no-shows (ie: never produced) or epic failures.