The CRT has dominated the display industry for 100 years. Its reign is coming to an end, not tomorrow, but in the not-too-distant future. This article provides an overview of the progress being made by flat-panel displays in chipping away at the TV market. Plasma display technology has been developing fast but, watch out - here comes the LCD juggernaut, sweeping all before it ... There are other technologies to watch as well, and there could still be more surprises round the corner. Beware; there is some hype about, but there is also some well-founded market research to guide the way.

This document was originally published in the EBU Technical Review, April 2004.