"Own the network, own the home" was the tagline for CEDIA Expo 2012, and this year it certainly was all about the network.
The phrase most heard at the show may have been "This will save installers time and money."
There weren't as many of the jaw-dropping, gut-wrenching, must-see products this year because existing products were busy getting smaller, faster, and more transparent. It's tough to build hype about something you can't immediately see. On an AVWeek podcast, Richard Fregosa of Fregosa Design poetically put it, "the trend for CEDIA this year is that it wasn't so much about revolution, as it was just evolution."