Canon is apparently the latest in a veritable slew of companies jumping off the RPTV ship, according to Japan's Corporate News. While the end of its development of rear projection technology is no surprise at this point, this may bode well for the long, long awaited SED technology. Even with Canon's Hitachi/Panasonic flat panel tie-up, its still working on getting its surface-conduction electron-emitter display to the people, and with the promise of 100,000:1 contrast ratios, we're still hoping they do.

[Via TV Snob]