Superthin OLED TV -- Among Best Tech of 2008

Pricey tech not only slims down the TV, but also delivers a stunning picture

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The Sony XEL-1 is startling not only for its ultrathin screen but the image that it produces, which is better than any LCD's or plasma's. Only one-eighth-inch thick, the first screen made with organic light-emitting diodes is also only 11 inches wide. But it comes with an outsize price tag of $2,500. Competitors are expected soon that should help shrink prices and expand screen sizes.

These stars arrived with breakthrough technology:


Hybrid Electric Bikes
Geotagging Devices
Superthin OLED TV
Extra-Fast Cameras
Tag Reader for Kids

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