In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, "What's the deal with local dimming LCDs?" In the words of one Toshiba rep, "it finally allows us to compete with plasma."
On the left, the recently announced Toshiba SV670, a locally dimmed LED LCD. On the right, Toshiba's last gen, CCFL LCD display (click image for full size pop-up). Both were promised to be configured with the default "sports" settings—no special engineer tweaking.