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Canon's SED technology could kill off LCD monitors - Canon's SED technology provides higher contrast and resolution than both LCD and traditional CRT displays.
- Response time - slower response times found on LCD displays can lead to ghosting.
- Contrast ratio - reported to be 100.000:1, the best LCDs currently only have a contrast ratio of 1000:1.
- Viewing angle - up to 180, LCD screens can appear dark if they are not viewed straight-on.
The greater clarity of these new displays will be ideal for photographers and graphic artists, for whom colour accuracy is critical.
Canon hope to be able to market this innovation in the form of televisions by winter 2007. Canon have refused to comment on when this technology will be available for computer monitors, only saying, "There are plans for production, but no details of (SED) monitors can be released at this time."