It's the technology that Canon and Toshiba have been touting as the ultimate combination of flat panel size with CRT image quality. SED (Surface-conduction Electron emitter Display) replaces the one large cathode ray tube found in large bulky CRT televisions with tiny electron emitters in the number of one for every pixel. When will this miracle technology be available for the public to buy en masse? Well, the first model, a 55" 1080p display, has finally been announced and will enter mass production in the first quarter of 2008. I know, I know, you guys want the numbers. Well, as stated, the display will be full on 1080p resolution and will sport a brightness level of 450cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 50,000:1. Combine those specs with a 1ms response time and you have the early makings of an amazing display.
News source: Engadget