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March 19, 2008

Canon Exits RPTV, Will Focus On SED TV

canon-logo.jpgCanon Inc. is the latest company to exit the rear-projection television market due to shrinking consumer demand. Way back in October 2005, Canon revealed a prototype 64-inch RPTV that was in development until the announcement by the company yesterday. They'll now try to enter the SED TV (surface-conduction electron-emitter display television) market, though they're already facing roadblocks as patent disputes have put commercialization of SED TV on hold, as has production technology issues.

Late last year, Sony also made an exit from RPTV citing lack of consumer demand.

Via JCN Network

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Posted by Justin Davey at March 19, 2008 2:00 AM

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Now that Canon is working on their own technology hopefully the legal problems will be something from the past.

Posted by: SED TV Guy at May 8, 2008 4:26 PM
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