CEDIA is not your typical electronics expo, and that’s a really good thing. CEDIA is a show built for the people who put the coolest technology on the planet into real people’s homes. The show is aimed at professional installers and custom integrators with the smarts and the know-how needed to take a thousand little parts, get them all talking to each other, and make everything work like magic.
At CEDIA, you won’t find multiple rows of vendors showing off a million different iPad cases, or the 6.3-inch version of the 6.1-inch Phablet that was just launched two months ago. What you will find are weather-proof HDTV’s that can take a beating, 4K video walls, the latest high-performance A/V components, and some of the craziest home entertainment stuff you’ve never heard of.
That’s why Digital Trends is in Denver, Colorado, for CEDIA 2013, which kicks off today. We’re going to get you up close and personal with the technologies that are designed to make your life easier and a whole lot more fun. This year, we expect some big news and new products from the likes of Sony, Bang and Olufsen, Sunbrite TV, Paradigm, JVC, and LG. Plan to see a lot of 4K everything, the newest A/V receivers, more sound bars than you can shake a stick at, wireless audio systems, and the latest in whole-home control (we’re pretty sure tablets and smart phones will be involved).
Check back later today for our coverage of the CEDIA Media Preview event, where we’ll get an early look at the things to come later this week.