Though CES hasn't officially started yet, many companies are already announcing which products they intend to demo. Samsung will be demonstrating this unit at a press conference on Wednesday and then again at CES proper come Thursday. A TV can only get so thin before you ask yourself what the point is, but clearly this technology has vast application. Netbook vendors, for instance, are constantly battling to see who can produce the thinnest unit of all, and the display is a substantial portion of that.
One major flaw that many see with these incredibly thin LED-backlit TVs is that they do not compare in size to other TVs. I look forward to seeing if Samsung has an answer to such concerns.