What's the montreal show?
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I haven't been to the CES Show before, but have been to Las Vegas quite often for a bigger show - the National Association of Broadcasters Television Show - that typically draws 110.000+ television people. I do plan to go
to the CES show - in large part - to see what sort of new equipment is coming to the market in th months ahead.
That's one of the really great features of these trade shows - is to actually see working equipment long before it arrives at dealers or is written up in various trade or enthusiast magazines. I would deffinately say - GO FOR IT.
Also, if you live in a cold weather climate, you will appreciate the warm desert weather. WAY BETTER THAN ANYTHING IN CANADA!
With respect to whether it is worthwile to attend CES, one point I don't believe has yet been mentioned is the fact that the porno film convention tends to have it's conventon in Vegas during the same time period as CES, at least they did last year. So Dennis - if you're really a "menace" - you should have ample opportunity to get in trouble! Last but not least, CES also runs through the NFL playoffs - watching a playoff game in Ceaser's is great fun. Last year I saw Bucs-Eagles and Jets-Raiders. Almost got into a fistfight - but that's another story...
Montreal, as noted, would be colder outside than Las Vegas. But the men (and women) are more urbane and handsome than in Nevada, imo. And the dessert sun is a bona fide health hazard. ; >
I don't know about the currency advantage for show purchases though. What's the deal with bringing equipment across the border? Tariffs? Damaging inspections for weapons of mass destruction? (Don't even think about an ion tweeter or a funky MBL radial; you'd wind up in Cuba....)
Well just give me my health hazard desert sun! Hey, I moved from the cold, dreary northeast, to the wonderfully sunny and warm Arizona desert. Got tired of shovelling snow until April, and freezing my arse off 'til June. IT IS SO DAMN NICE to see the sun EVERY DAY unlike seeing it on an average of once every three days. Also, there are quite a few people in Montreal and Quebec that have a HUGE ATTITUDE problem towards Americans.