I am just back to Barcelona from Berlin!This are some of my photos from the show
I will make a mini review of what I have seen in the fair. First of all I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed: there was no Sony or Panasonic stand, only a Blu-Ray stand.
Fortunately there was a JVC stand and they were showing off a new Dila projector. I will enclose the press release at the end of this posting.http://static.flickr.com/91/232774148_39b62acbd0.jpg
The picture was shown on a light-controlled enviroment with no seating as is usual by JVC. The screen was around 4 meters wide. The lamp is UHP and the price point 7000â‚¬. No iris or similar, they claim 10000:1 contrast.
Picture was quite unbeliveable not to say awesome. The F&F Tokio trailer, with all the night scenes looked really really good.
Of course I could not compare it with the Pearl, since Sony was not at the show (the were not at CeBIT either).
They told us it was a prototype (they had a mock up next to the screen) and it had no model number.http://static.flickr.com/80/232764366_85fa64859f.jpg
that this is a new projector from JVC, BUT I might be wrong (in that case I want you guys to know that I already know that it has been discovered thatthe world is round) ;-)
They had very little information, but what I saw I liked. I have the feeling that JVC is feeling the heat from Sony, and aparently doing something about it.
Aside from the JVC we also had the pleasure to see (for the first time!) on the Toshiba stand the new SED display.http://static.flickr.com/95/232764113_858743318c_o.jpghttp://static.flickr.com/98/232764316_19f2b1660b_o.jpg
I have only one word to describe what I saw WOW. It was jaw-dropping. No picture sttuter, absolutly black blacks... We really really liked what we saw. This was shown in a dark room, with an HD-DVD as source with a special HD-DVD disc for the ocassion with demo material. At one time they showed to tickers running at different speeds just to show that there was no persistence of the picture. I will describe it in one word: I WANT ONE! BTW they say that its going to be available by 2006 at full 1080p res. We will see.
We also saw the new Dvico 5101. It was the best HD streaming player (I have owned a few: KISS600 and Snazio). We had (thanks to Chris!) the opportunity to play around in the menus and were quite amazed that everthing worked: FF RW, etc...http://static.flickr.com/85/232764008_ebaac156c3.jpg
Finally the upcoming satellite receiver from Dream Multimedia was quite amazing having the possibility of plugging a satellite card, terrestrial (DVB) with HDD.http://static.flickr.com/92/232764032_9e90c0504a.jpg
I hope you all liked the post. I will add to it if I come up with something!