LAS VEGAS (KCBS) – While the official opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas isn’t until Tuesday, media on Monday were able to preview some of what’s to come at one of the world’s biggest tech trade shows.

While many people think of gadgets when it comes to CES, lots of companies actually save the gadgets for after the show, fearing they will be not be showcased with all the other big tech news swirling around over the entire week.

One market that will be in the limelight is televisions. TVs are getting bigger and bigger as several companies are introducing 4K ultra HDTVs. The televisions are said to produce higher resolution pictures, four times the current crop of 1080p TVs. But the question is at the price tag they are expected to carry, will consumers really be yearning for a higher resolution picture or are they satisfied with the current quality?

Another issue with the 4K TVs is that there is currently no content for the higher definition sets as it currently maxes out at 1080p. So while the TVs will improve the quality of what viewers are watching on screen, until new broadcast standards are implemented, consumers won’t clearly see the full benefits.

As always at CES, it’s unclear exactly how many of the products on display will actually make it to retail or are just there to pique the interest of consumers.

You can hear Larry Magid’s Tech Report Monday through Friday at 3:50pm on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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