This thread is about the CES Blog? How does it happen that, no matter what a thread starts out being, it ends up being about something else? Why can't we let people believe what they believe and get back to talking about audio?
Enough of the thought police! Has everyone truly extracted every last bit of information from our incredibly comprehensive show coverage that they possibly can?
We were talking about CES coverage and Andy got the picture taken at CES that showed the real scoop (poop scoop). Alas, that picture had been deleted... sigh...
Seriously though, the CES coverage has become a joke. I think CES has become a joke. There is only so much you can take as far as higher priced components. I'm not railing against high priced components, I'm ranting against the kind of thing that's just so ludicrous that it defies all sensibilities. $60k cables? $200k speakers? $900 metal feet? WTF? The argument that "expensive is in the eye of the beholder" only goes so far. Who's your audience? Does your audience see $60k reasonable accessories or does your audience consist of people with $15k systems? You want to cover $60k cables? - ok. However, if your coverage consists of shit like that you're going to get this kind of push back.
Dude, just go down to Best Buy and walk the aisles for your own personal CES!
I bet you complain that porn should use more plain chicks so it better relates to people's real worlds.
OK, joking aside, why the kvetching?
Are you appointing yourself "Czar of Hi Fi Value" and you'll "push back" when coverage is not to your liking?
Just enjoy the parade of middle aged white guys posing for pictures holding a piece of wire.
What I wanna know is when one of those geniuses will start posing in a white "Matthew Polk" lab coat.
In wine coverage, we get pictures of guys holding 50,000 dollars bottles of vino that you could transpose with the pics of the manufacturers holding their cables - the luxury market exists everywhere. At least with cables, you can enjoy them more than once!