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SED bogged down

01-15-2007, 06:59 AM

01-15-2007, 08:49 AM
I take it you are not a fan of SED technology?

01-15-2007, 09:19 AM
The tech in these new sets will be my next purchase in 5-8 yrs. I say tech b/c there seems to be issues within the ranks of the manufacturers. Once its ironed out, these sets will look beautiful!

01-15-2007, 09:32 AM
IF they are ironed out!

As I recall, a major issue from day 1 of the SED Saga was the ability to produce them in sufficient quantities so the retail price could be at least somewhat competitive. Which means wide licensing that does NOT put such a burden on the consumer. The very fact that one outfit is apparently being successful in tearing apart a collaboration to get the technology at least a few steps closer to market sure qualifies as an indicator that we best be forgetting about SED.

01-15-2007, 10:12 AM
This is so all about money it's ridiculous.

How does Nano-Proprietary expect to make any money if nobody produces any SED's? I suspect they simply said, "OK Toshiba, you can come aboard, but it's going to cost you this much" and Toshiba balked.

This will get ironed out, either Canon will get them built in China (which would be bad for Nano if they are concerned about intellectual property), or Nano will cave when they realize they won't get any income. Of course they might wait it out until their licensing agreement with Canon expires and try to license it to someone else, but that may lose them their market window.

Bottom line is there is no advantage to Nano if the displays are never produced, so it doesn't make sense for them to be too obsructionist.

Hey, maybe Nano has a secret deal with Toshiba that they'll sue Canon (and settle for being released from the Canon agreement), then sign up exclusively with Toshiba.:rolleyes:

01-15-2007, 10:47 AM
Some may see it as a stumbling block, but I see it as a possibility that Canon will go forward and a positive development. Time will tell.

01-15-2007, 05:43 PM
I take it you are not a fan of SED technology?
No - I think it is great. Just sharing info.

01-15-2007, 06:04 PM
No - I think it is great. Just sharing info.The title of this thread just seemed a bit negative. I see SED as being bogged down by Toshiba, but now free to get built.

01-15-2007, 07:21 PM
The title of this thread just seemed a bit negative. I see SED as being bogged down by Toshiba, but now free to get built.
Well, I guess on the surface it is a negative - but to me it was just news. Actually, the wording in the header was from the article itself.

01-15-2007, 09:12 PM
That whole article seems a bit negative. I liked the one I put on my blog better: UPDATE 4-Canon to buy Toshiba’s stake in display unit (http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?type=mergersNews&storyID=2007-01-12T101620Z_01_T283894_RTRIDST_0_CANON-TOSHIBA-TVS-UPDATE-4.XML)

Canon is betting the future on SED, I hope it works for them.

01-15-2007, 09:47 PM
I'm not sure their betting *their* future on it. Canon is not in the CE display business and has plenty of other unrelated business to support them.

This just might be their attempt at getting into a market that is already established with dominant competitors. The only way they'll get in is with something new and unique and if it doesn't work out, oh well, they write it off.

01-16-2007, 08:19 AM
Somewhere in there is what they are up to, from the article:

But it may also pose a bigger risk for the future of Canon, the world's top maker of copiers and digital cameras, which has been hoping the new display business will become a major profit driver as it expects cooling demand and price declines in its existing core products.