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A Field Emission Display (FED) TV business partly owned by Sony is to be liquidated, Japanese media report. FED_sony Field Emission Technologies planned to have 26in FED TVs out this year Difficulty in raising funds for “the acquisition of plant and equipment investment” was the main reason behind the decision to shut Field …

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The man in the photo

Must be from the future. Look at his shiny silver jacket!

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quick to talk up slow to compare.

So FED are better than LCD.. But are being canned how can this be? Is it because they are worse than OLED? seems noone will say..

easier to make than LCD! but are they easier to make than OLED?? seems noone will say...

quick to talk up slow to compare.

did they just get on the wrong train? probably

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@Anonymously Deflowered 26 Mar 12:44gmt

Yeah. I was just going to say... whoa! Somebody tell this guy that 80s retro is already played!

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Not cheaper

FED probably will be succeed LCD, The complexity of setting up a plant to manufacture them is far less than that of LCD or OLED - orders of magnitude cheaper.

These folk were making the panels with exotic materials to get a good quality picture, thus their panels were expensive.

The trick is to make the panels as cheaply as possible and make the electronics smart enough to coax a decent picture out of one. The HV nature of the drivers for these panels - 100s of volts swing on the control electrodes - precludes all but the simplest of driver arrangements until new IC processes are developed, which requires serious investment.

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tin foil clothing a necessity?

maybe the em emissions from fed are so dangerous you need tin foil clothing whilst watching it. no wonder its been canned!!

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