Thiel demonstrated a system that is said to produce audiophile quality audio either through a wireless connection or "wired" via Ethernet. As demonstrated, the package consisted of five full range SCS4D speakers plus an SS1D subwoofer (all powered via class D amps—like most "wireless" systems the individual pieces still require a connection to the AC line) and a dB1 THIELnet Audio Distribution Processor.
The Panasonic Z1 series should be in a store near you come June. The TC-P54Z1, shown here, is not only roughly 1.5" thick, but can wirelessly transmit a full 1080p/60 image up to 30 feet in the same room without adding additional compression to the image data. Moreover, it weighs just 67 lbs. The inputs are located in a separate box together with the wireless transmitter (shown below the screen, along with the receiver box which must sit near the set.
Is this really the world's thinnest television with a built-in tuner? According to JVC, it was as of January 6, 2008. That was the day before the start of CES! This design is 1.5" deep at the thinnest point, but 2.9" at the thickest. While that's svelte, it isn't the thinnest now, by a long shot, based on what has been shown at CES.
LG Electronics also showed its new ultra thin “Full HD” LED LCD HDTV. The SL90 series, available in 42-inch and 47-inch sizes, features LED lighting with local dimming for a claimed dynamic contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1, a depth of 1.15 inches, extensive calibration capabilities, and TruMotion 120Hz.
TI demonstrated a prototype technology that operates a DLP set at 240Hz and virtually eliminates motion lag. It was very convincing side-by-side with a 120Hz LCD, as you can clearly see from this state of the art photo.