I has been a while since we've had updated info on SED so I thought I'd post this link from March that gives a good explanation for the delays.http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english...94/?ST=english
"Commenting on the delayed commercialization schedule of the SED TV, initially slated to debut in spring 2006, Fujii said, "At the moment, we have not fixed the schedule yet." He added, however, "From the standpoint of Toshiba's TV products segment, we are against releasing it in 2006." This is because the pricing of LCD and PDP TVs is deteriorating and performance is improving faster than initially forecasted.
Fujii describes the SED TV's picture quality as "having more potential than any other TV panel technology,"
and expects the pricing to receive "a 10-20% premium over the price of PDP and LCD TVs."
On the other hand, to realize a panel with the SED's genuine picture quality and a cost no more than a 10-20% premium over PDP and LCD TV prices, "The Hiratsuka pilot line is not productive enough," he said.
At Toshiba's Himeji Operations, in a bid to cope with the faster-than-expected price reduction and advancing performance of the PDP and LCD, "We are currently revising the manufacturing process, panel structure and other factors," said Fujii. He believes it will not be too late to enter the SED market in or after 2007, in which Himeji Operations is slated to start operation, considering "Even as of 2010, the prevailing screen sizes in the market will be those covered by the current LCD TV technology." He seems to bet demand for the SED TV will grow greatly in and after 2010, in which demand for large screen TVs is predicted to rise even further. "