Not even a full month after Hitachi pulled the plug
on its own RPTVs and started looking to sell off
its CRT operations, Seiko Epson has come forward and announced that it too will discontinue the production and sales of its rear-projection televisions
. Reportedly, the outfit will be refocusing efforts on front projectors, and judging by its installation at CEDIA
, we can't say we're shocked to hear it. It should be noted that the firm will "continue its research and development activities for rear-projection models," and moreover, a company spokesman proclaimed that it wasn't totally withdrawing from the rear-projection TV "business" -- whatever that means. Another one bites the dust, we suppose.
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