Today starts the pre-releases of all things technological for 2005. January 6th-9th is the official dates of the show, which will be showcasing everything from HD-DVD players to 102" plasma displays to the latest in biometrics and nanotechnology. However, today at 3pm is XM's press conference, already with word leaking on a few of their products - one being a home sat receiver with 3 seperate feeds so you can have 3 different stations playing throughout the house (2 rooms have controls for their feed, but there's only one central device), also word about a portable XM/AM/FM/Shortwave radio coming to the market as well. Later today though we'll hear about any possible programming changes, subscription numbers, other new products, and so on. Of course, Sirius is also having their press conference today as well - I believe at 1pm? Not positive, but they will be broadcasting it live on the web from their site, and also on one of their channels. XM hasn't mentioned if they'll broadcast their press conference (unlikely as they didn't last year). Anyway, XM & Sirius announcements are the tip of the iceberg for the next few days, with word of Xbox 2 supposedly coming, and the GameCube2, not to mention Blu-ray players and on and on. Ahh, it's a techie's paradise, the beginning of every January. Check out some press releases as they come available at: http://www.cesweb.org Enjoy! -m.