Digitimes just made a bold announcement a few days ago that, if true, may change the way we view home theaters. The fact is today's increased use of portable electronics really calls for a simple and easy way to showcase media. Pico projectors, once upgraded and the prices dropped, are the answer to this need, and we imagine it'll be the biggest threat against the traditional home theater yet.
While pico projectors are certainly nothing new, there's still some work to be done in a number of departments before they start flying off the shelves like hotcakes - namely brightness in non-pitch black areas and production cost.
For business users and other mobile professionals, the reduced weight and empowerment of never having to cross your fingers again for a room with a properly-connected projector is enough to justify throwing down for one of these tiny little guys. The fact that they will eventually fit into a coat pocket is an even crazier thought, but is very likely given how fast tech develops these days.
Additionally, there are many things a dedicated home theater has that easily compliments the shift towards a more portable lifestyle version of the "screen." Pico projectors, if they become standard, will eventually have hookups (or maybe even wireless connectivity) to existing receivers and sound systems to deliver theater-like experiences anywhere you go.
What do you guys think? Does the pico projector pose a threat to the traditional home theater? What would like to see in a couple of years?