In the deep dark recesses of the Texas Instruments booth was a tech demo of something their engineers cooked up. It’s a DLP with an LED light source, but unlike the Samsung LED that we reviewed in the January issue, it has an impressive contrast ratio (a claimed 100,000:1). They’re doing it by modulating the LEDs with the video signal, along with some other tricks. It’s not a real product, but it shows off what’s possible.
Viewsonic showed off several displays (some of which were prototypes) that had a built in iPod dock so you can watch your iPod video on a big screen. There were a lot of these types of things at the show.