Toshiba’s SED TV Derailed

Dave Zatz —  December 22, 2006

Wanna guess what Mari and I won’t be seeing at CES next month? Toshiba’s new SED TV. SED (surface-conduction electron-emitter display) TVs are hyped as LCD/Plasma replacements — similar cost and form factor, but with CRT picture quality. Unfortunately Toshiba’s partner in this technology, Canon, is involved in a licensing dispute with Nano-Proprietary. (Is their name a giveaway, or what?) So we’ll all wait while the lawyers and accountants get paid sort it out. According to CNET:

“The reason is neither a technical nor business issue, but we are not allowed to disclose details due to confidentiality obligation,” the note read. “Toshiba further believes that the issue will be resolved soon, and then we will be able to come back to the U.S. for a 55-inch SED demo.”

One response to Toshiba’s SED TV Derailed

  1. Not technical or business.

    That leaves the printer lost the brochures, and the project leader is pregnant and due in early Jan.