Highlights from the stunning wall of big screens at CES 2012 include no-glasses-required 3D TVs and displays as thin as half an inch.
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Sony also displayed what it called high-contrast displays. The industry has a come a long way from the day when just a few backlight sources greatly limited a set's ability to show true black images. Any time that LCDs are used, there will be an issue with contrast ratio, since the LCDs have to block a light source in order to achieve very dark images. LED backlighting was a huge step forward in addressing the problem. Sony's OptiContrast panel pushes the picture to the front surface of the TV and improves the ability to show true black images.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.