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Sony CES 2016 press conference

Sony sets the stage for the new year in tech with its big CES kickoff. Expect plenty of TVs, audio, cameras -- and maybe a bit more info on PlayStation VR.

  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:39:44 AM
    Life Space UX was one of the coolest demos of CES-es past. Curious what's new now.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:40:13 AM
    Now on to a demo video.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:40:58 AM
    Were seeing some lamps and a box, basically what's on stage.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:41:04 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:41:11 AM
    Ah, memories. This is from CES 2014.
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  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:41:51 AM
    Throughout Lifespace UX, Sony is reconfiguring the home, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:42:18 AM
    Sony will bring the glass speaker, LED bulb speaker, short throw projector later this year, he says.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:42:23 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:42:38 AM
    Wow, actual products from Lifespace UX going on sale in the US. That's something, at least.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:42:42 AM
    The LED bulb speaker just needs to be screwed in to be powered.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:43:01 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:43:02 AM
    The short-throw projector can project a 80-inch video on the wall from a tiny box.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:43:11 AM
    Pretty sweet form factor among those kinds of projectors.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:43:20 AM
    The glass sound speaker is a stylish LED illuminating speaker, he says.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:43:36 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:43:46 AM
    The device brings light and crystal clear sound from the glass, he says.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:43:56 AM
    That speaker lamp reminds me of nothing so much as a Coleman lamp. But it has a speaker!
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:44:03 AM
    These products make our products more appealing, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:44:10 AM
    Sony lives at the center of content and consumption, he says.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:44:25 AM
    [rubs hands] TV time.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:44:27 AM
    If the picture doesn't look brilliant, it's a disappointment, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:44:42 AM
    He notes that YouTube needed to raise the quality of its video to stay competitive.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:45:07 AM
    YouTube's president of global brand solutions, Lucas Watson, is now on stage.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:45:17 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:45:27 AM
    YouTube...finally something that might be cool in home entertainment. Fingers crossed.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:45:30 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:45:33 AM
    We reach over a billion people every month on the platform, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:45:41 AM
    Mobile has become our primary consumption device, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:45:53 AM
    40 minutes of viewing on mobile devices, up 50% year over year, he says.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:46:00 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:46:12 AM
    In the US, there's been a massive shift to the big screen. Living room consumption has more than doubled in the last year, Watson says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:46:21 AM
    You can't buy a TV without YouTube pre-installed, he says.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:46:57 AM
    Ah, I see. The connection between 4K YouTube and Sony's 4K camcorders makes perfect sense.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:46:57 AM
    We've been supporting 4K on YouTube since 2010, Watson says. It's starting to get to scale and take off now.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:47:17 AM
    In the last year, YouTube used a new compression tech called VP9 to compress the video to watch on slower connections, he says.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:47:29 AM
    Compared to Netflix and Amazon 4K, the PQ improvement of YouTube in 4K is much more visible.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:47:33 AM
    20 billion hours of 4K video viewed on YouTube, Watson says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:47:46 AM
    We hope people will continue to make content of that quality, Watson says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:48:01 AM
    YouTube is actually at 8K already, he says. Even if the rest of the world isn't.
  • David Katzmaier 1/6/2016 1:48:11 AM
    The audio system doesn't have the bandwidth to handle his mention of 8K video.
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:48:55 AM
    It used to be, we had three broadcast channels made with expensive cameras. But now, there are 4M active channels on YouTube.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:49:08 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:49:11 AM
    All 4 million of those creators need to have cameras and quality equipment. A lot of that is Sony, Watson says.
  • Josh Miller 1/6/2016 1:49:36 AM
  • Roger Cheng 1/6/2016 1:49:50 AM
    Watson touts the YouTube spaces where they give physical tools to amateur creators to teach them how to make more professional content.
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