What the hell is SED and how is it better then LCD and plasma? Canon this past week showed off its SED (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter) TV at its Canon Expo and will continue to do so for the coming months. Apparently SED merges traditional CTR TV and flat panel technology. According to Canon it can produce a better and less laggy picture then a LCD or plasma. LCD lags were more common problem of the earlier LCDs and I distinctly remember watching a few Samsung in the early days that look as it if were smearing some colors across the screen (this was probably due to refresh rate too).
Expected release for the SED TVs is 2007, which I believe is the federally mandated time for all TV stations to offer HDTV. According to the Canon, its first set of SED TVs will be 32 inches and produce a 1080p resolution picture.