Soon, High Definition T Vs May Come Sans Picture Tubes

With the Federal Communications Commission heading down the home stretch in picking a standard for high-definition TV (BW--Feb. 22), Texas Instruments Inc. has demonstrated a unique imaging system that may make HDTV sets smaller and more affordable. In Japan, HDTVs with near-photographic-quality displays now run $8,000 and up. That's less than half of last year's price, but the cost of huge, 32-inch-diagonal screens is sure to keep prices high.

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