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What’s New and Next in Television?

Conference to Explore the Expanding Home Viewing Experience

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Metropolitan Pavilion, 18th St., NYC

Registration: 8 am
Your Next TV: 8:30 – 10:45 am
Stay as our guest for Your Next Audio 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
These sessions are FREE to all media/analysts, qualified tech influencers and VIPs
How to Register: You can register for this event during the main CE Week registration process. Media and analysts and VIPs will be admitted with their badges.

At this expert conference, produced in cooperation with TWiT and AVS Forum, leading technologists, marketers, and home-entertainment executives will examine the current status of the latest television technologies. Up to now, 4K/Ultra HD has been mostly about higher resolution, but this year will see the advent of even more compelling display features. Most importantly, this program will provide media and tech influencers everything they need to know to advise consumers about how to buy their Next TV.

Conference Chairs:

Geoffrey Tully, Entertainment Technology Consultant
Scott Wilkinson, Director of Content AVS Forum, Host Home Theater Geeks, TWiT

Stay all morning for the Your Next Audio Conference followed by a special demo session beginning at 1:45 pm, featuring:
Mark Waldrep: High-Resolution Audio: Formats, Facts & Falsehoods
Joe Kane & Bob Kisor: High Dynamic Range – The Next Great Thing

Time Session
8:30 - 9:00 am

Welcome; The Analyst’s View

Last year, the market for Ultra HD had gone from speculation to reality—this year, the number of manufacturers, models, and features is increasing by leaps and bounds. But questions we raised a year ago remain: How fast will the market for UHD grow? What prices and trends are emerging for devices? Will adoption be driven by price erosion, or will Ultra HD offer enough value to support higher margins for suppliers? Our analyst will also provide a market context for advances in CE audio technologies, setting the stage for today’s second conference.


Moderator: Geoffrey Tully


Panelist: Jack Wetherill, Futuresource Consulting

9:00 - 9:45 am

Ultra HD: Delivering Smarter Pixels

The first thing that defines Ultra HD is “more resolution” (i.e., more pixels). But there are other capabilities that many feel are more significant in driving the adoption of this technology. Industry experts will describe some of these features, notably HDR (high dynamic range) as they are now starting to appear in new products and the living room.


Moderator: Geoffrey Tully



Joe Kane, Joe Kane Productions

Bob Kisor, Entertainment Technology Consultant

Mark Schubin, SchubinCafe.com

Nandhu Nandhakumar, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology, LG Electronics

9:45 - 10:15 am

What You Can See

The consumer experience of Ultra HD begins and ends with the displays. At each of the last two CES shows, there were models from a growing variety of manufacturers and at an expanding range of prices. The latest TVs have features and functions to expand and enhance consumer viewing experiences, and this select panel of manufacturer representatives will discuss the features that set their respective products apart, their expectations for content, and the trends they see driving their respective roadmaps for market growth and penetration.


Moderator: Geoffrey Tully



Philip Jones, Manager, Product Technology and Training, Sony Electronics 

Tim Alessi, Director of New Product Development, Home Entertainment, LG Electronics USA

Steve Panosian, Director of Marketing, Flat Panel HDTV Products, Samsung Electronics America

10:15 - 10:45 am

Not Just Sizzle; We’ve Got Bacon for Sale

We can talk about Ultra HD and advanced audio all day long, but consumers won’t understand how much better it can look and sound until they experience for themselves, and the only place to do that is in a retail showroom. The product differentiation coming with HDR displays and immersive and high-res audio makes this “experience factor” even more important. Two veteran AV retailers discuss the challenges of demonstrating the latest TVs and audio systems and then retaining a consumer through the sales experience—in other words, remaining relevant in the era of online shopping.


Moderator: Geoffrey Tully



Tom Campbell, Video & Audio Center

Robert Zohn, Value Electronics

11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Your Next Audio Conference

Make sure to stay on for a look at the latest advances in high res and immersive audio.

1:45 - 5:00 pm

Move from Presentations to Demonstrations

Keep your learning going all afternoon with two very special demonstrations:


Plus, get an overview of the acclaimed Value Electronics Flat Panel TV Shootout.