The Digital Entertainment Group announced the winners of its second annual awards last night (Jan. 6) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Digital Entertainment Group announced the winners of its second annual awards last night (Jan. 6) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Best Buy was named DEG's retailer of the year for 2004, in recognition of its merchandising activities and promotion of new digital entertainment products. The award was determined by votes from DEG members.

Three digital innovation awards, named for the late DEG founder Emiel N. Petrone, were determined by a panel of product reviewers. The Sony Qualia 004 SXRD projector won the Petrone Digital Innovation Award for sight, the Pioneer Elite DV-59AVI DVD player won for source, and the Denon AVR-5805 receiver won for sound.

Five DEG creative excellence awards were determined by a panel of DVD reviewers. New Line Home Entertainment's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition" was named theatrical DVD title of the year. Warner Home Video's "Gone With the Wind: Collector's Edition" won catalog title of the year.

The TV-on-DVD title of the year was Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Seinfeld: Seasons 1-2." The direct-to-DVD title of the year was Buena Vista Home Entertainment's "The Lion King 1 1/2." The music-on-DVD title of the year was Universal Music Group's "Bon Jovi -- This Left Feels Right: Live."