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9/05/2007 02:40:00 PM Eastern

Toshiba Unveils Thin Bezel LCDs At CEDIA
DENVER—Toshiba travels to CEDIA Expo this week to unveil a pair of “super narrow bezel” Regza 1080p LCD TVs, and to demonstrate its recently announced third-generation HD DVD player lineup.

 Panasonic Adds Two Entry-Level 1080p Plasmas

DENVER — Panasonic is using CEDIA Expo to present two “more affordable” 1080p models in its 2007 plasma TV line.

Hitachi To Show Reel60, BD Camcorder
DENVER — Hitachi ventures to CEDIA to unveil its recently announced Blu-ray Disc camcorder and its new flat-panel TV lines featuring its proprietary “Reel60” technology. 

LG Bows Second Super Blu Player
DENVER — LG Electronics is unveiling here this week its second-generation Super Blu combination Blu-ray Disc/HD DVD player, which for the first time will support interactive capabilities of both formats. 

McIntosh Seeks Luxury-Brand Position
DENVER — McIntosh Laboratory is toting new high-end speakers to the CEDIA Expo and touting plans to expand its potential customer base beyond audio enthusiasts to luxury buyers, who will be the target of a Web and dealer-program initiative getting underway in October. 

DP Expanding Projector Line At CEDIA Expo
DENVER — Digital Projection (booth 240) is using CEDIA Expo to introduce an expanded Reference Series of 1080p home cinema projectors.

Multiroom Audio Making Installs Simpler
DENVER — More multiroom-audio and multiroom-A/V systems are using fewer boxes to distribute music and video to multiple rooms of the house.

 Sony Focuses On Blu-ray At CEDIA

DENVER — Sony brings Blu-ray Disc to CEDIA Expo in a big way, unveiling two new players and its first 200-disc Blu-ray Disc home server with 25GB Blu-ray Disc burning capability.

Sharp Adds 19” 768p Aquos TV, D43 Series At CEDIA Expo

DENVER — Having just unveiled its new D64 entry 1080p Aquos LCD TV line, Sharp is using CEDIA Expo 2007 to unveil a new line of 768p Aquos sets and the company’s first 19-inch 768p SKU.

Second Elite Blu-ray Player To Bow
DENVER — Pioneer will unveil at CEDIA Expo its second Blu-ray Disc player, which will be sold in October under the Elite badge at a $1,000 suggested retail price. 

Wireless, Powerline Move To Multiroom Audio
DENVER— Multiroom audio systems using wireless- or powerline-network technology to transport audio and control signals are streaming into the CEDIA Expo. 

Polk Brings 30 Additional SKUs To CEDIA Expo
DENVER — Polk is coming to the mile-high city with a mile-high stack of almost 30 product introductions, including architectural and in-room speakers, a new tabletop audio system and a passive one-piece surround-speaker system. 

Sim2 Bows HD Projector Pair
DENVER — SIM2 will demonstrate at CEDIA Expo its Grand Cinema C3X 1080p DLP projector. 

NEC Adds New PDP, LCD Lines
DENVER — NEC Display Solutions of America returns to the residential plasma TV category at CEDIA Expo, where it is unveiling a restructured residential display direction, including LCD and plasma display lines. 

Custom Speakers Assume New Forms, Functions
DENVER— Factory-level sales of architectural speakers, including outdoor speakers, stalled during the first half of the year, rising only 1.7 percent to $139 million, Consumer Electronics Association statistics show. But you wouldn’t know it from the frenzied pace of architectural speaker introductions here at the CEDIA Expo. 

Sonance Adds Low Profile Speakers
DENVER – Sonance has a few things to see and a few things it hopes you don’t see. 

Wisdom Integrates Custom Speakers, Room Correction
DENVER—Wisdom Audio is launching its Sage series of architectural speakers, which it believes is the industry’s first full line of architectural speakers with integrated DSP-based room correction. 

More On-Wall Soundbars On Tap
DENVER — Installers looking for slam-dunk alternatives for multi-speaker surround sound systems will find more on-wall sound-bar options at the CEDIA Expo, where more suppliers will offer their first models and other suppliers will expand their selection. 

Wireless Speakers, Subs Surface At CEDIA Expo
DENVER — Installers pull wire for a living, but there are just some applications where pulling wire through walls, floors or ceilings isn’t practical. 

Niles Bows Expanded ZR Series Receiver Line
DENVER — Niles, which is also celebrating its 30th birthday, is expanding its ZR series of multizone receivers to three from two to hit a new entry-level price point and offer additional capabilities during CEDIA Expo. 

Crestron’s Adagio Line Gets Two More Systems
DENVER — Crestron is expanding its series of Adagio multiroom audio systems to three models from one during CEDIA Expo by adding two models with home theater and video capability. 

Nevo Remotes Focuses On A/V Installs, PC Networking
DENVER — Two handheld touchscreen controllers unveiled here at the CEDIA Expo by Universal Electronics under the Nevo brand feature Z-Wave and IR to control home A/V systems, and one adds Wi-Fi control of digital media content stored on a wired or wireless home network. 

Tabletop Audio Gets CEDIA Expo Hearing
DENVER — A/V specialty retailers looking for something to sell over the counter rather than through their custom install division will find a variety of new, high-performance tabletop audio systems from Polk, Pioneer and Meridian. 

AudioControl Simplifying Flat-TV Installs
DENVER — AudioControl plans to show an A/V sending/receiving system that uses CAT-5 cable to send high-definition component video up to 1080p resolution, three audio channels and IR controls up to 1,000 feet to flat-panel displays with built-in speakers. 

Panasonic Brings LCD Projectors To Gamers
DENVER — Panasonic will unveil at CEDIA a new line of LCD-based home theater projectors specially enabled for video game play. 

Sanyo Bows 3LCD Front Projectors
DENVER — Sanyo (booth 3718) will unveil a pair of ultra-portable 3LCD front projectors, highlighted by a model with built-in wired and wireless networking capability. 

Planar To Show LCD TV Trio At CEDIA
DENVER — Juggling its new Runco and Vidikron brands with its existing TV display lines, Planar (booth 510) is showing at CEDIA 2007 three 1080p full-HD LCD flat-panel displays targeted for the high-end specialty home theater channel.