LG.Philips among other display manufacturers are working on slimmer CRT tube televisions and monitors that would be set to challenge LCD displays which currently sell for a considerable higher price than CRTs. Although this article mostly makes mention of the TV market, there's high hopes the technology could be used for computers as well. Expect actual products by the end next year.
New flat-panel televisions have captured the attention of consumers because of their thin profiles and large screen sizes. However, television manufacturing executives at the Flat Information Displays Conference 2004 said that starting next year, superslim tube models will hit the market at significantly lower prices than flat panels