Microsoft's HDMI-less HD-DVD-less XBox 360 has a tumor of an add-on. For $200, you can only play HD-DVD discs through your 360's component output. The sign in front of the unit summarizes my thoughts on the subject succinctly.
Well, I finally saw Toshiba and Canon's joint venture: Surface-Conduction Electronic-Emitter Display. You need all those hyphens or the acronym becomes a very uncatchy SCEED. The fairly large flat panels I saw were showing high contrast, bright colored video and, yes, SED looked great. I didn't understand much in the demo except when key words that make your ears perk up. Things that sound like "contrast" but are followed by things that don't sound like any numbers with which I'm familar.
While the other JVC products are practically here, their demo of 3D technology, based on some funky glasses and a pair of their 4K projectors (4096 x 2160 pixels), was, what's the term, oh yeah, universe shattering!
I missed a live demo of JVCs new 3-chip 1080p D-ILA (variant of LCOS) projector in CEDIA a few weeks ago by mere minutes. This time they were showing it in comparison with to their older 720p DLA-HX1 projector. No doubt that 1080p is sharper, but that was only the beginning. The new projector is also several factors better, subjectively, in areas of color saturation and blackness. More impressively, the light output on a 115" (diagonal) screen was exhilerating! You can really get a big screen with one of these.
JVC showed a split screen demo on an LCD. Special processing was performed on the left side to eliminate blurring artifacts, while on the right side it was business as usual. And business as usual for an LCD is typically take every opportunity for turning something with motion into an ugly mess. What JVC did, with the 60Hz video material was to double the frames by creating an interperlated frame between each "real."