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Haier shows off connected home theater products at CES Unveiled

The Digital Trends crew is on the ground at the Venetian in Las Vegas where we, along with a hoard of ravenous press people, have spent the last hour or so crammed in a room clamoring for images and video of a handful of products while a surprisingly large group of laid back onlookers casually eat shrimp cocktail and sip on wine. 

We managed to fight our way to the front of the line at Haier’s display, where we got a first look at some of the company’s latest offerings. Unfortunately, due to some unanticipated microphone difficulties, our video is conspicuously missing audio. No matter, we’ve got narrative!

Listed in the order that they appear in the video: The ViewHD iPad dock with built-in speaker for beefed up audio and an HDMI output for connection to a larger display.

The display sitting next to the iPad dock is Haier’s entry level Core Series LCD TV, available in sizes ranging from 19″-42″, all featuring 1080p resolution, auto volume leveler and SRS Tru Surround. 

Below the Core series LCD we see Haier’s$399  SVEV40-3D 40” 3D Sound Bar which uses proprietary processing to create a three dimensional surround effect. 

Next, we see the $349 SBEV40-SLIM a 1.1″ deep 2.1 channel sound bar with 2.4gHz wireless subwoofer and a total of 280 watts of power. 

Finally, Haier’s edge lit Core Series LED TVs, which are available in sizes ranging from 22″-50″ and loaded with internet apps; further evidence that just about everyone will be offering internet connected, super slim LED TVs in 2012.

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