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Photos: CEDIA Expo: Home is where the theater is

Consumer electronics companies are showing off their newest toys to the more than 25,000 attendees at CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) Expo 2006, a five-day custom home theater event taking place in Denver through Sept. 17.

Sony is showcasing its newest and largest member of the Bravia family, the XBR3. The XBR3 is a 52-inch LCD that displays in high-definition 1080p resolution and has HDMI inputs with 1080p capability. Sony says its 7,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio will make black appear more black and add more detail to shadows on screen. Its price tag? $6,800.

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By Bill Detwiler

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