Who Needs Pixels When You Have Six Million LEDs to Light Your Display?

LED televisions until now have generally just used an LED power source to light the LCD display. This differs from the Jumbo-trons you see at sports arenas, where each pixel is an individual LED. Now, Sony's brought the big-screen technology to your living room with its Crystal LED Display.

Instead of an LED source powering an LCD display, the 55-inch prototype that Sony rolled out at CES today instead employs six million miniature-LED lights mounted on the front of the monitor to generate better contrast, color, and a wider viewing angle—with significant energy savings—over either conventional LCD or Plasma displays.

No word yet on pricing or availability just yet—it is still a prototype—but Sony was quick to point out that it will not likely compete with its OLED-based offerings. [CNet]