The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week has been a source of really interesting product announcements that are bound to lead to exciting opportunities for your Cleveland Home Theater, Audio, and Video installation this year. We are watching all of the newest technology related to home theaters, and have seen a nice array of products worth watching for this year.
SSD HDTV Camcorder
Samsung has a new HD Camcorder (great for use with your new HDTV systems we can install and configure for you), that includes a 64GB SSD (Solid State Drive) instead of a traditional hard-drive – the new HMX-H106. The resulting camcorder will be lighter weight and include video storage less prone to failure thanks to the fact that solid state drives lack the moving parts that regular hard drives have. Two other new models – the HMX-H105 and HMX-H104, feature 32GB and 16GB SSDs, respectively.
High-Definition Home Video Recording
If you have a high-definition television, wouldn’t it be great if you could record your home movies in high-def too? There are other brands of high-def video cameras on the market in addition to Samsung, and there are more options appearing every day. If you have questions about what type of home theater equipment would be best suited to these new HDTV video cameras, call Cleveland-based HomeSound (see link on right).
These new HD camcorders include all sorts of interesting features like built-in H.264 compression for longer recording times, high quality lenses (Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan HD lens with these new Samsungs, with 10x optical zoom), image stabilization, HDMI connection to display recorded video content directly on HDTVs, and more. We are still waiting for price announcements and general availability, but knowing that these new HD Camcorders have HDMI 1080 output is enough to prepare your home theater and audio system for their eventual arrival.