Canon cans SED HDTV
Canon has decided to put a stop to the development of SED HDTVs for home use. SED, or surface-conduction electron-emitter, displays were a bid on the part of Toshiba and Canon starting in 1999 to create an alternative to the then expensive LCD and plasma displays. Setups hampered the technology since then, including a lawsuit and the departure of Toshiba. Compounding things has been the rapid decline in the prices of both LCD and plasma TVs in the past few years.
SED technology, which uses the same electron firing technology as CRT TVs, but at the pixel level, was supposed to be able to create the resolution and contrast of tube TVs, but with the thin design and other advantages of today's HDTVs.
Canon will still develop the technology for business and medical uses.
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Posted by Justin Davey at May 25, 2010 3:25 PM