Up to the minute research
"Market watcher" DisplaySearch is bang on with its research.
I was down the market not long ago and it's true, that's the place to spot emerging trends -- if you know what you're doing.
For example, I encountered a bloke selling Sony Betamax units. According to him, they're set to be huge success in 2012.
As a confirmed early adopter, I've bought one.
I think it will be especially useful with all the new TV channels coming our way -- BBC2 imminently, and there's a report (which DisplaySearch will doubtless know more about than I do) that the Independent Television Authority is considering the creation of something called "Channel 4".
As to DisplaySearch's comments about LCD, I'm no expert like they are.
But I can tell you: that LC Tanner in the new serial called "Coronation Street" from Granada TV, Manchester, Lancashire, is quite something.
I'm off to more markets (and a couple of car boot sales) next week so if I acquire further commercial intelligence of the calilbre relayed by DisplaySearch, I'll post here so Reg readers get it first.
Paris, because when back-lit she's still one of the best displays around.