I'm just starting my planning for attending this year's CEDIA Expo (Sept. 25-28) and I felt it could be useful to collect the names of all of the projector manufacturers with exhibits at the tradeshow. Also by posting credible rumors for new projectors in this same thread, this could help those of us attending the show to be on the lookout for new projectors as we troll the tradeshow floor.Projector Manufacturers at CEDIA Expo
To start things off, below is my initial list of manufacturers with exhibits at this year's CEDIA Expo that will, or potentially will, be introducing new projector models (I'll update this list as appropriate). Also some manufacturers will likely have off-site exhibits in nearby hotels.
DPI (booth 1940)
Epson (booth 2828)
JVC (consumer div. booth 2326, pro div. probably off-site)
Red Digital Cinema (booth 4026)
Runco/Planar (booth 2200)
Sony (booth 1100)
Wolf Cinema (booth SR-11)Please post any additions that I need to make to this list.
Also note that some manufacturers that do not have their own booth at CEDIA may have a new projector on display at someone else's booth. For example, when I attended InfoComm in June, a BenQ representative indicated they expect to have the new W7500 projector at CEDIA Expo, but I now see that BenQ does not have a booth there, so perhaps the W7500 will be in some other manufacturer's, or AV distributor's booth. In addition to BenQ, it appears that Optoma, Panasonic and Sim2 do have booths at CEDIA Expo. Please post any info you learn about cases where projectors will be showing up in some other exhibitor's booth.
__________________________________________Rumors[ - Updated 8/16/2013/B]
Note that most of the rumors for new projectors in the existing IFA thread
would also apply to CEDIA. However, US model numbers and information on prices for the US version would be new information that should be posted here.SONY
: Best rumor so far is Sony will be bringing out a VPL-HW55es (existing thread is HERE
) as a replacement for the HW50es. This new 1080p projector is said to be built on the VW95 chassis and has motorized focus, zoom and probably lens memory. There are also rumors of a new lower priced 4K UHD projector from Sony, perhaps model VPL-VW500ES with an MSRP in the $12K price range.
JVC - 4K signal input, via HDMI 1.4b, added to updated e-Shift models and improved contrast ratio.
Epson - modest updates to current models, with perhaps a one new 1080p model added to the line-up.