Diamond Dust May Make Televisions Thin

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  1. BenS

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    Does anyone have more information on the following subject?

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    My guess is that they are suggesting that diamond dust can be used to create emitters for FEDs (field emission displays). FEDs have been under development for a number of years with little success in achieving a cost effective manufacturing process. Carbon nano-tubes have also been proposed for use as emitters.

    Currently, the only commercially viable approach to FEDs appears to be Canon and Toshiba's jointly developed SED, which uses a tiny gap between conductors to emit the required electrons.

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    There is another article about "Carbon TV's" or FEDs' here.

    Sounds interesting.

    Do I need to hold off on buying either an LCD, DLP or plasma for another few years now?

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    Joel,

    The problem with "waiting" is you'll go without the benefit of the existing technology for those few years. I learned this as a little kid when my parents told me they weren't getting a tv until "color came out". Well color came out in 1954 but then it was "until it's perfected". But by 1955 they bought a 24 inch Dumont black and white set. (They didn't feel color was perfected until 1963).

    So . . . you can wait, but then there will be another new technology on the horizon and you'll be waiting again.

    Guess it does't matter if you're young or know exactly how long you'll live. For me, DLP was a deciding factor.

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    Actually, the latest crop of DLP's might win me over, too.

    But, I'll still have to wait about a year anyway for more practical reasons. [​IMG]
     

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