January 23, 2007
Dear CNET members,
Last year CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy looked into his crystal ball, and of the six tech predictions he made for 2006, from 42-inch high-res plasmas' price mark of $1,000 by Thanksgiving to PS3 barely making the holidays, he was on the mark for five out of six. Not shabby at all! (Hey, David, can you play the lottery for me? Five out of six is still a pretty decent payoff ;-).) Well, this year he's at it again in his latest Fully Equipped column, giving us not six, but seven tech predictions for 2007 ranging from HD DVD surrendering by September to 60-inch plasmas to few Windows XP users upgrading to Vista, unless they're buying a new PC. I know it's a long way till the year's end to see if he's on the money, but in your best guess, do you see his forecasts coming true, or do you think he's way off the mark? Discussions among members about David's predictions are already starting to heat up, so read up his column and join in the conversation! Agree or disagree, we all like to see your tech predictions for this year. Make sure you vote for the members who you think have the best comments and predictions for the year!
This week's hot topic:Quick Hits
Tech predictions for 2007
HD DVD surrenders by September. No SED televisions before 2008. 60-inch plasma TVs for $2,000 by year's end. These are just a few predictions by CNET Editor David Carnoy in his latest Fully Equipped column. And when we asked what our community members thought of them, some of you were quick to TalkBack to him.
Nice observations, a few flawed...
"Easiest to just take these one by one: 1) It would be great if 60-inch plasmas were to drop in price, but LCDs are where the quality lies. Plasmas still suffer in black-level performance. SED is the best out there, but..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member reeltimeUpgrading to Vista!!!!
"I totally agree that the average consumer will not be going out to get Vista unless they really need to buy a new PC. I have four PCs at home, all on XP Pro. Buying a copy of Vista for each, I think not. Not to mention the..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member bigb66Mr. Carnoy is obviously biased
against HD DVD
"Anyone who thinks that Blu-ray is going to somehow eclipse the already well established HD DVD...is ignorant of the sales figures and consumer reports. First off the PS3 isn't being bought as a BD player, it's being..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member Devin79Speak Up!
Now that you've had a chance to read David's 2007 tech predictions, what are your thoughts? Do you agree with him, and why or why not? What does your crystal ball say about tech in the new year? Whatever you have on your mind about the future of tech, let's hear it. Maybe you'll top David's list of predictions by year-end, and I'll be hitting you up for some lottery numbers.
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