Looks like SED TV production will be delayed until 2007, and don’t expect consumer availability to late 2007, early 2008. SED TVs are a combination of CRT (standard TV) and LCD technology. In short, this means a slender size equitable to Plasma and LCD, but with a higher quality picture. Delays are a result of Toshiba and Canon – the two major backers of SED TV – realizing that in order for them to be competitive in the market, and with Plasma and LCD TV prices dropping so rapidly, that they will have to cut current SED TV production costs.
SED TVs Delayed to 2008 [News.com]