After years of "my TV is bigger than your TV" battles on the CES floor, this year's show was a refreshing change.
3D
Internet Apps
Skype
More Color
Wireless HDMI
Green
Edge-Lit Dimming
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Edge-Lit Dimming

Edge-lit LED displays aren’t new this year, but for most of the big TV makers, it seems to be the dominate way to light up an LCD TV without using CCFL lighting. In most CES booths, the edge-lit LED sets were flagship models.

Full-array backlit sets have the potential to create a better picture, especially with local dimming, but at least three of the makers have overcome that issue with local dimming technologies for edge-lit TVs.

LG, Samsung and Sony all showed TVs that featured variations of this technology. Unfortunately, none of them had full details on how the technology worked or how many zones of dimming the sets had.

Prediction: If local dimming on edge-lit sets works as promised, it will take over the LED LCD market, at least until something better comes up that can also compete on cost and design factors.

Read more: Coolest TV Innovations from CES 2010