if u click on the link, they list a few companies and what their coming out with. tv's r getting pretty tech crazy
THIN is IN
Flat panel televisions are continuing to transform in the marketplace. This year we saw a great number of companies looking to go "thin". While flat panels are traditionally advertised as being hangable on the wall, consumers have been reluctant to do so. With this year's batch of new products it looks like the trends may shift and these LCD televisions might be finding their way onto the walls of many consumers' homes.
Besides moving towards thin, many displays seem to be in a race for the best technology. Some of this technology, like 120Hz refresh rates can be done in a myriad of ways - some effective, and some not. What was interesting to us was that manufacturers seem to be scrambling to offer new and innovative features to differentiate their products from the rest of the pack. The net effect is a marketplace teeming with new network and feature-rich technologies that will only make consumers smile. Some trends we observed overall:
LED-based LCD panels looked, to us, just as black as the best plasma displays we've seen
Many different manufacturers are producing truly thin (< 2-inches) LCD displays
120Hz seems to be taking off, though not all manufacturers are implementing it in the best way
Extra features like USB, network connectivity and media management seem to be showing up everywhere
Calibration and Day/Night options seem to be taking a prominent role
Sony ElectronicsSony demonstrated a really cool-looking 40-inch display that measured just under 10mm in thickness. The BRAVIA KLV-40ZX1M features 1 HDMI input and has no on-board tuners. It utilizes the new Bravia Engine 2 and Sony's Motionflow 120Hz technology. The display features 10-bit video processing and LED backlighting that originates at the edge of the screen - which is how Sony's model retains its rather thin form. The KLV-40ZX1M is making its debut in Japan now and should hit the US market by the end of the year. This ultra-thin wonder is expected to retail at around $4700. I'll take two... seriously.