Sony showed early models of flat panel TVs that were as thin as 8 millimeters--less than the width of a pen--and they were bright and beautiful. The displays used OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology that doesn't require power-hungry backlighting, so the display can be extremely thin and energy conscious compared to LCD flat panel display technology.
Sony showed two prototype models. One was an 11-millimeters thin 27-inch TV supporting high-def resolutions of 1920 x 1080. A second 8 millimeters thin 11-inch TV supported resolutions of up to 1024 x 600.
A Sony press representative said the company had no immediate plans to make OLED TVs commercially available. However, according to a report by CNET's News.com, Sony may ship OLED TVs in 2008.