Both Pioneer and Sharp showed super contrast ratio products as well. Pioneer’s of course, was a plasma, referred to as the New Reference, which boasted a 20,000:1 contrast ratio while Sharp showed a prototype of an LCD, the 1080p Pro, with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
In other interesting display developments, Sony showed a network-capably Bravia LCD TV, a 46-inch model in the X1000 series that works with DNLA network devices to communicate with other audio/video products. It also is capable of connecting to the Internet for web-surfing.
Panasonic showed a 58-inch 1080p plasma (model PZ600) and several new LCDs using a technology known as In Plane Switching (IPS), which is also used by Hitachi, IPS helps to eliminate jagged edges and other artifacts.