Thursday, 17 September 2009
Wandering around the show room floor at the 20th Anniversary 2009 CEDIA Expo offers a daunting experience, as turning your head 180 degrees will likely reveal no less than two new flat-panel televisions, a psychedelic set of speakers, and a super-secret enclosure available only for the elite (or, more like the patient). New technology is spilling from the seams in brightly-light, ultra-colorful displays aiming to grab your attention in any way possible. Underneath the glitz and glamour behind brand-spanking new electronics from major and minor labels alike, however, this expo also showcases many items that are just about to hit the market. It is, after all, an event largely constructed to entice dealers with new retail “stuff” to offer consumers. Let’s take a look at some of the enticing (and eyebrow-raising) flat-panel displays and Blu-ray players found on the CEDIA ...