SED TVs are on deck


So before you go out and drop a few grand on that new flat-screen TV we should probably tell you that Toshiba is announcing a new line of high-end (read: really freaking expensive) sets using SED that are due out in '05. SED (surface-conduction electron-emitter) technologies really don't get all that much coverage (so we'll forgive you if you've never heard of this), but basically it's a new display tech that gets you CRT picture quality in a unit that's just several-centimeters thick  and has about a third the energy consumption of plasma displays. Start saving up now.