In Part One of our coverage of the 2000 Consumer Electronics Show, we detailed the hottest upcoming digital audio and video products from mega-manufacturers Sony and Panasonic.
Today in Part 2 of our continuing series we're recapping our experiences with the newest products from Pioneer, Sanyo, and Philips that were on display at the massive show.
Our home away from home, the Press Lounge
allowed weary media hacks to relax
While Pioneer, Sanyo, and Philips have each managed to carve out a good sized chunk of the total consumer electronics market in recent years, the endless pursuit of an increasing piece of the pie has led them to pursue the research and development of breakthrough products at a rapid rate.
The hope is that they'll be able to deliver highly desirable products to market faster than Sony or Panasonic can, due to their larger bureaucracies.
At this year's CES show this was evident by the sheer amount of functional prototypes of advanced technology products Pioneer, Sanyo and Philips were displaying, everything from the world's first HD-DVD player to a new high capacity digital storage medium that holds 730MB of data on a small 2.5" disc.
Pioneer's booth at the 2000 CES show offered attendees a multi-segmented look at the wide variety of interests the company is currently pursuing.
From digital audio and video solutions, to automotive sound and in-car navigation systems, Pioneer is applying their technological prowess to almost every conceivable consumer electronic device.