Consumer Electronics Show affected by bad economy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

When it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show, the show must go on. But because of the recession, the show just isn't going on with the same kind of flash as it has in years past.

Manufacturers of all kinds of high-tech goodies are showing off their wares at the CES in Las Vegas. And despite the economic downturn, there still seems to be plenty of competition for consumer dollars, even though many of us are keeping a tighter grip on our wallets these days.

For example, no fewer than 3 TV makers plan to introduce flat-panel TV sets that feature 3-D capabilities, smoother-looking action screens and Internet connections. Those online links will enable the sets to download movies, weather data and screen savers.

In addition, an analyst with NPD Group says more HD camcorders and Blu-ray disc players are expected to be on hand.

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