LED televisions until now have generally just used an LED power source to light the LCD display. This differs from the Jumbo-trons you see at sports arenas, where each pixel is an individual LED. Now, Sony’s bringing the big-screen technology to your living room with its Crystal LED Display.
Instead of an LED source powering an LCD display, the 55-inch prototype that Sony rolled out at CES today instead employs six million miniature-LED lights mounted on the front of the monitor to generate better contrast, colour and a wider viewing angle — with significant energy savings — over either conventional LCD or plasma displays.
No word yet on pricing or availability just yet — it is still a prototype — but Sony was quick to point out that it will not likely compete with its OLED-based offerings. [CNet]