Sony is turning loose a new gadget in the consumer electronics market, a product that will catch the fancy of those who must have the latest and greatest. The respected electronics firm is expected to unveil at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a 40-inch flat-glass tube television that will weigh in at more than 250 pounds. It will reportedly cost $4,000.
The flat-glass tubes are less reflective than the usual bulb-shaped tubes in televisions. Sony already sells 26 flat-glass TVs and they have proved very popular, despite a price point well above their bulb-tube counterparts.