The CES 2008 is still over 6 month away, but we already have the first news about the largest consumer electronics show: Mitsubishi will show their Laser TV.
At the last CES SED and Laser TVs have been no shows. In an NY Times article rank DeMartin, vice president for marketing and product development at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America said that Mitsubishi will show a large-screen laser TV. I am already all tingly. Mitsubishi announced the first Laser projection TV back in 2006 and said they would bring Laser TVs to market in 2007. Now we know for sure that this will not happen; It will be 2008.
The advantages of Laser TVs are bright and deep images on large, thin, lightweight screens. Laser TVs are also supposedly cheaper to make than Plasma screens.
There are other companies like Coherent and Arasor that work on Laser TV technology. Coherent demonstrated a Laser TV on Kron 4 earlier this year. See the video here.
2008 could be the year when a new kind of TV is entering the market.