Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
Well it sure looks like CEDIA will be exciting this year.
I agree. the 2012 CEDIA really didn't have much really new in projectors (just evolution of the models introduced at CEDIA 2010 or 2011). This year's CEDIA should bring a new generation of projectors from several of the mainstream manufacturers. Sony should be showing their new 4K projector(s) along with the 4K video distribution services that should to go operational shortly after CEDIA..
As for HDMI 2.0, Silicon Image, the largest supplier of HDMI chipsets, last month released the following statement:
Silicon Image, Inc. Announces Availability of HDMI 2.0 spec with support for 4K
Mar 8 13
Silicon Image, Inc. announced that the long-awaited HDMI 2.0 spec with support for 4K video at 60 Hz likely will be available by mid-year, with the first 2.0-compliant chips expected to reach volume production in 2014. The new HDMI spec had been expected to be released by CES, but with Apple, a long-time DisplayPort supporter, joining the HDMI Forum, the complexion of the negotiations changed.
If the new 4K projectors don't actually ship until 2014 they might very well be equipped with HDMI 2.0 ports. While we probably won't see HDMI 2.0 ports show up on mass market products, such as AVRs and flat panel TVs before mid-2014, perhaps a limited quantity of HDMI 2.0 chips will become available by late 2013 that could be used in a new 4K projector (where there are only low production quantities)..
.Edited by Ron Jones - 4/20/13 at 7:56am