Q: What are Sony’s priorities and goals in attending CEDIA Expo this year?
JEFF GOLDSTEIN: Since the first-ever CEDIA Expo in the early ’90s, Sony has been an exhibitor and supporter of this event. Our goals are no different today than they have ever been — to demonstrate our latest performance home entertainment products for the Integration market, educate our CI dealers on how to deliver the pinnacle of performance and controllability for their clients, and, of course, connect with our dealers and partners face to face at this important industry event.
What products can dealers experience at the Sony booth?
Sony’s latest line of premium BRAVIA XR Televisions; professional BRAVIA displays demonstrating various applications; Crystal LED direct view displays; the new ES AV receiver line; our ES home theater projector lineup; two home theater demonstrations; and lots more!
What training courses will Sony be hosting at CEDIA Expo?
Sony will be running four different classes at CEDIA:
- Sony Home Theater Projectors: Experience Sony’s all laser, True 4K HDR home theater projector lineup and learn why Sony projectors are optimal solutions for your clients. Sony projectors offer easy installation and easy maintenance with pristine picture quality. We’ll demonstrate how each feature delivers a competitive advantage. Then, see for yourself how Sony’s latest lineup of projectors compares against key competitors in a live shoot-out.
- Sony High-Performance TVs: From LED to OLED, Sony provides the best 8K and 4K HDR solutions. Explore the latest additions to Sony’s TV lineup, learn how to configure Hotel/Pro Mode in Sony TVs, and see how High Dynamic Range and other picture quality advances will affect your business.
- Sony ES AV Receivers: Sony ES AV Receivers offer a suite of new integration features while delivering superior audio and video quality. Learn about enhanced compatibility with leading control systems, intuitive web-based configurability, native HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, and so much more.
- Sony Professional Products and Solutions: Sony’s Professional Display Solutions offer high-quality image capture, audio, video, and display technologies. Learn more about this AV Ecosystem and collaboration with industry-leading partners, and how they can help optimize your projects.
In terms of trends, which Sony televisions and projectors are most in demand from integrators?
Sony utilizes a variety of the latest display technologies in its BRAVIA XR television lineup. Integrators choose between these based on which best fits their client’s needs. Our market-leading, all-laser ES front projector lineup also offers integrators stunning picture quality and brightness at a range of price points to fit various budgets.
What has been the dealer reaction to the new line of 8K AV receivers that was introduced in February?
Extremely positive! This generation of ES AV receivers delivers seamless integration with all major control and remote monitoring platforms, including OvrC, combined with incredible build and audio quality. They have features Integrators need like 8k/4k120 inputs, certified Works with Sonos compatibility, Digital Audio Calibration iX for system calibration, and wireless compatibility with Apple AirPlay and Chromecast. Finally, we have added Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology that delivers an immersive sound experience beyond the limitations of physical speaker placement. We are demonstrating this feature as part of the theater demonstrations in our booth.
What will dealers who are interested in installing Sony products learn at the Sony CEDIA exhibit?
In our booth there are several vignettes showing great applications for our professional display products as an idea starter for those interested in utilizing these products in their projects. And, as always, they’ll get to see demonstrations of our award-winning product lines and see presentations from all of our key industry integration partners showing the attention to detail Sony puts into our products around integration.
Stop by booth #2501 to see Sony’s latest gear and visit them at www.sony.com.