If you can recall a year or two ago, (I know, reach deep into the depths that is your mind….I’m just kidding you ‘ol bear trap you), SED technology was a TV technology with a bright future ahead looking to become the dominating standard, if not at least a worthy competitor to OLED, and the now defunct FED standards with it’s extremely nice image quality. Then drama, greed, and confusion took place as various partners dropped support and funding. The most recent casualty being FED as Sony has picked up their cards and moved on. Though currently, there hasn’t been much said in the way of SED tv’s or the technology. However, Canon itself appears to be giving the tech second look with two recent patent filings. Patent No. 20090111350 and No. 20090108727 are two recent patents filed on April 30th by the electronic giant, Canon, regarding SED technology. The first dealing with the downsizing of SED electric fields and the second detailing of how to increase picture quality. If the technology were dead, why would they be patenting things related to it? One can only assume that we can expect to see a resurgence in SED TV technology and hopefully even get SED TV’s into the hands of mere mortals in the not too distant future. The images that SED displayed to the world in the past were nothing short of jaw dropping and impeccable. Maybe if we all cross our fingers hard enough, we can finally see SED materialize into something that we can all enjoy.
It is CES week and electronic companies are starting to divulge scores of information for upcoming products of ‘09. Canon has let loose a whole slew of information about a boat load of new camcorders coming hopefully very soon. So without any further blabbing click through to see the full list (it is quite long). Read the rest of this entry »