There was certainly plenty to see there and the industry feels a little rejuvenated this year with 140,000 people attending the show.
Probably the biggest topic at the show was 3D, which showed up in many guises from capture to display.
Both companies were also showing off their solutions for consumer 3D, with 3D camcorders on display and Sony showing 3D editing with their Vegas software package.
Corel was also showing off their WinDVD software playing back Blu-ray 3D on an Acer laptop at the Showstoppers event.
Autostereopic displays, or ‘3D without glasses’, was also demonstrated in its infant form, with displays from relative unknowns like iPont through to the big boys like Toshiba and Sony.
Sony was also demonstrating a portable Blu-ray 3D player prototype with no glasses needed to see the 3D effect on the little screen.
Samsung was showing off their slick new Home Theater in a Box, and the wall mountable BD-D7500 Blu-ray3D player will look great with a nice new wall mounted flat screen display.
Blu-ray drives were not forgotten either, with Plextor demonstrating new 12x external drives with the new USB3 interface and Verbatim showing samples of the new 100 GB triple layer BDXL writable Blu-ray Discs.
This extra high capacity technology will not likely be compatible with older players, though we should be able to take advantage of the extra space for video once the players catch up.
This brings up an interesting point.
Blu-ray will probably be the last disc media, though with that said this media will likely be extended in capacity and speed, to handle higher bitrates, multiple streams as with for 3D and higher resolution like 4k2k images.
As such the format has a lot of life left in it yet, though as solid state memory gets cheaper, there will likely be a time where it just makes sense to abandon rotating media for good.
Watch for more CES related stories over the next few weeks.