CEDIA EXPO 2010 is the residential electronics industrys top trade show and training event. This years event took place September 22-26 in Atlanta, Georgia and featured the latest products and technologies from more than 400 exhibitors.
Although a show of this size can be overwhelming, we have the top 10 trends from CEDIA EXPO 2010 for you right here:
Probably the most popular technology at CEDIA this year was 3D. The Georgia World Congress Center was packed with 3D flat-panel TVs, projectors, Blu-ray players and 3D glasses. Each manufacturer continues to massage its 3D technology and make improvements to their product offerings. At the same time, movie studios are ramping up production of 3D titles for you to enjoy at home.
The need to control and integrate the technologies in our homes continues to grow. The ability to control your sound system, home theater, lighting control system, climate control system, and just about anything else with a single networked control system is more affordable than ever before. One of the most noticeable trends in this category was the advances in home control using your iPhone, iPad, or Android device as an integrated component in control systems from Crestron, Savant, and Control4.
Cloud Storage & Internet Based Content
Advances in technology are all pointing in the same direction; there will be a day when all our media is stored elsewhere and accessed from a virtual cloud-based media server through the use of a home automation system. Technologies are developing that will allow you to purchase an album or movie, store it online in a cloud and access from anywhere and from any device. Subscription services such as Pandora, Rhapsody and Netflix already allow for instant streaming of content to just about anywhere without the need to purchase and own any physical media. In fact, Netflix recently announced that they now stream more movies into homes than they ship out physical discs.
Vinyl Continues to Make a Comeback!
Weve reported on this before (Vinyl Makes a Comeback