Greetings from Denver, the mile high city! Paul and I are currently at CEDIA Expo US, the largest event in the custom audio visual feild. The sheer scope of the event is massive, with an estimated fifty thousand AV porfessionals decending on the convention centre for a drunken orgy of product training, drinking and strip club jaunts. We're here to get an eyeful of the latest and greatest products that are about to hit the market both here in the states and back home. Heres some of my personal higlights. Kalediscape - This is the DVD video server that I've read so much about. Its one thing to read about how good it is, but until you sit down and actually touch and feel it, you just can't appreciate how fantastic the interface is. Its ridiculously expensive, but if you have the money its worth every cent. No Australian distribution that I know of though...

Television - 1080P is the new black. Everybody has a 1080P panel, and I do mean everybody. Some fantastic sets include the new Sharp range (including the new 46" and the stunning 52")and the the Fujitsu range with AVM3 processing.

PMC - Maurice from PMC absolutely floored me with a demo of a fully active BB5 rig. A huge crowd gathered to hear this utterly jawdropping sound. He told them much of the reason it sounded great was the 16 subs behind the speakers, which of course weren't there. It was an instance of americans not quite grasping the English humour.

Denon's new range of DVD players, due out in october in Australia, plus new receivers. I've touched them and they've touch me.

Marantz has this really interesting distribution via your power points music system. Don't know when or if we'll see this one in Oz.

Projectors are all around and I'm about to head off to get an eyeful of the new Sim2 3 chip 1080P DLP. again the 1080P is king, with everyone offering one.

Theres lots more, I've got pictures, you will see them when I get back. Must run, we have a lot more floor to traverse, we haven't seen half of it yet.

-- Pic's as emailed to the office of Cedia 2006

New Aquos Models

New Aquos Models - including the new 46" & 52" screens

Paul and Troy on the Big Screen

Paul and Troy hit the big screen...

The Show Floor - or a bit of it anyway

A view of a portion of the show floor

Troy at Cedia

Troy - the man himself