We swung by Toshiba and were immediately caught off guard with the demo of Spatial Motion Interface technology, which basically lets you control stuff with your hands. There was a black square on top of sizable flat-screen for the demo, where the Toshiba rep was spinning around a “ball” comrprised of small pictures with a few pulls and waves with her hands. She was able to play video, zoom in, stop the video, rewind and pick more stuff — like television’s version of tai chi.
Then came the Regza LCD television that was essentially built to lean against the wall. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either a clever nod to modern design or another sign that people are getting too lazy. I can imagine someone gruffly spouting “What, we can’t mount TVs anymore?” We’ll let you decide. Personally, I think the TV’s tight.