Flave wrote in post #4782182
Didn't Toshiba pull out of its SED development agreement with Canon? Interesting (if true) that Canon's still working on it as I really thought it was deader than dead. My understanding was that everyone in the flat panel industry has shifted to OLED as the future.
Actually, the way I understand it was the Canon bought Toshiba out of the project last year, after a company that had licensed technology to Canon complained that they violated the contract by sharing it with Toshiba. The buyout was the resolution to the legal issues, but put Canon about a year behind. They still have a technical advantage, as they can produce 50" plus sets with OLED-like contrast and black levels, but the falling price points of flat panels in general have them taking their time. They did not show the sets on the floor at CES, but they may have been in their private suites, where they hide the "good stuff". I understand from some of my customers (not my "canon rep") that they continue to work on them.