INFOCOMM in Las Vegas this week
Judging from the intensity of the pre-show buzz, this year's InfoComm trade show happening this week in Las Vegas looks like one of the bigger projector trade show events in a while.
InfoComm is a professional AV trade show that happens every year in June. It is a major projector show with a focus on commercial projection and display, digital signage, and all of the associated support products and technologies.
There is usually not a lot of home theater activity at InfoComm, but today Sony announced their new VPL-HW45ES, a 1080p resolution home theater projector with SXRD, Sony's proprietary version of LCoS. This is an upgraded version of the popular VPL-HW40ES with slightly improved brightness and contrast, but with a significantly improved video processing for detail enhancement. And the MSRP has been reduced from the HW40's $2499 to $1999.
Of particular interest at InfoComm this year is the roll-out status of projectors featuring the new 4K resolution DLP chip. Not sure what we will see, but we will be looking for it.
Our appointment book is packed solid with vendor meetings all week, so we will have a lot to report on new products hitting the market. Projector vendors showing new products at InfoComm this week include BARCO, BenQ, Digital Projection, Casio, Canon, Christie, Epson, Eiki, InFocus, Optoma, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony, Viewsonic, Vivitek, and many others. I will post a recap of all of the new products of most interest to us by the end of the week.