TECH WATCH: Feb. 24, 1997


The good news about Fujitsu's new FlatScreen television is obvious: it's just over four inches thick, and it hangs on any wall as simply as a Picasso. A designer's dream, surely. But the less good news may be more important: the picture is murkier than images on most old-style television sets, and the Ivana-thin display costs, ahem, $25,000 (for the 42-in. incarnation, on sale at Hammacher Schlemmer). Nonetheless, TV analyst Allen Griffin says the set is a good omen. The breakthrough "plasma" technology that made these high-end boxes possible should push higher-quality, lower-cost versions into the price range...

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