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2004 winner: The 45-inch LCD screen on the Sharp Aquos LC45GD1U was the largest LCD flat panel on the planet at the time. The 1,920x1,080 pixels allowed HDTV content to be played in its native resolution, unlike comparable-sized plasma TVs.
2003 winner: Hitachi G1000 Multimedia Communicator Pocket PC. Here's another bomb. The Pocket PC was "the first Windows-powered PDA/phone hybrid with a built-in keyboard, a digital camera, and an Intel 400MHz XScale processor," according to CNET.
The G1000 wasn't released until summer 2003 which gave competitors an opportunity to introduce their smaller devices and make this look like an outdated monster from the 1980s.
2002 award: The theme of this show was high-end audio systems. Designed to drive any speaker available at the time, Halcro's DM68 Super Fidelity Monobloc amplfiers were rated at 225 watts per channel and designed to drive any speaker available at the time.