Sony/FET FED TV bites the dust

As I reported at FED TV Reviews, Field Emission Technologies has given up on producing field emission displays and FED TVs.

Sony stated that the reason was trouble obtaining financing for production. Not acquiring Pioneer’s plasma plant last year really threw a wrench into their spokes.

The big question for SED TV fans is whether or not this is a good thing for SED TV technology.

FED is gone for now, Pioneer Kuro is no more, OLED TV in any decent screen size won’t be here for a LONG time.

What will Canon and SED Inc. do next?

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13 thoughts on “Sony/FET FED TV bites the dust”

  1. What will Canon and SED Inc. do next?

    Who really knows to be honest. But this is all playing into Canon/SED Inc hands as they will be able to market a far superior product in the near future that will have less competitors going against it.
    Forget LCDs and plasmas theyre gone. I think SED tv must be ready and marketed for when the economic situation sort of improves which is in the next 1-2 years and they have to be sort of competitive with the price which will be quite hard being new technology.
    If they were ready to roll out SED tvs now they would fail with the global recession and all but this should give them plenty of time to produce a top notch tv that will begin the eventual decline of the power sucking plasma and lcds.

  2. The global economy have bought Canon some time. Seems like OLEDs wont develop nearly as fast as Sony and their partners said and wanted to. What about laser TV? Other than that, the competition is more or less gone for a while.

    But will Canon make it through?

  3. ANOTHER EMBARRASSMENT FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR OF
    THIS SITE, WHO PRAISED TO HIGH HEAVEN SONY AND
    FED ONLY A SHORT WHILE BACK, AS FOR THE OTHER
    COMMENTS ON SED, THEY REALLY HAVE NO IDEA AS TO WHATS GOING ON!! THIS WILL BE MY FINAL SAY ON
    SED AT THIS WEBSITE, LOOK FOR CANON TO BE
    INVOLVING OTHER MANUFACTURERS IN PRODUCING SED
    FOR THE MASSES, IF YOU ARE THINKING CHINESE YOU
    ARE CLOSE TO THE MARK, CANON WILL NOT HAVE THE
    CAPACITY TO SATISFY THE HUGE MARKET RESPONSE WHEN SED IS ANNOUNCED, THEY WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE UPPER END OF THE MARKET

  4. Gee, “rocky” sure sounds like a real winner. In no way am I able to see how FET’s inability to obtain funding is an embarrasment to the admin of this site. FED was going to be a superior technology. The people who refused to give the loans are shortsighted in this aspect. The economy WILL turn around and that money would have been made back in spades.

  5. Hi again “Rocky”. I thought you’d stopped visiting a while ago. If you’re so dead set against any mention of technology other than SED, you’re free to leave us alone and start your own site.

    But thanks for adding another comment. I also look forward to seeing SED TV produced in the near future wherever it’s manufactured.

  6. Rocky needs to get a clue and turn the caps off. This was requested before. How stubborn can one be?

  7. Canon, you are our last hope!

    I refuse to buy an LCD because of the bad black levels, bad viewing angles and horrible response times. Even the 2ms screens arenĀ“t even close to fast enough. Plasmas are better but i refuse to game on a screen with phosphor trails.

    Something needs to happen because images in motion took a huge step back with the introduction of plasmas and LCD:s. After all, images in motion is what televisions are all about.

  8. The problem appears that by the time Canon will be ready new tech will be available to compete with it. I’ve already seen smaller OLED screens for sale commercially. LED back lit LCD’s are proving a vast improvement CF LCD’s.

  9. I just had my first look at the Sony XBR8 triluminous LED backlit LCD TV. Very impressive with just the short demo they had. $4999 for a 40″ here in Canada though. I’ll have to wait a bit.

  10. Ok, Plasma is gone, LCD have an awful picture (unless you are watching HD pictures), OLED will take another 4 or 5 years…. What’s going to happen now??? This is probably the most strange situation ever in TV technology. Will we go back to CRT TV sets?

  11. Rocky, I think you are the one who doesn’t really know what’s going on and you ought to do more research. I also highly praised FED technology, so what, what does that have to do with Sony’s decision to not continue their development or for that matter – how is that embarassing to anyone who praised them. SED and FED displays would have been so close that you would not have been able to tell the difference.

    I don’t have a problem with Canon using China to manufacture affordable SED displays. Who isn’t using China now a days.

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