Following up on their trends from last year's show (for those who don't remember, they prognisticated: Black is the new black, 1080p is the new 720p, 120 Hertz is the new 1080p and there is no significant volume over $3,000) Toshiba announced what they feel will be the TV selling trends of 2009. Namely, Gradation is the new black, 240 is the new 120, some will say you can’t be too thin, and there’s no real sales volume over $2,500 or in sizes over 55-inches. This prophecy seems to be playing out, as nearly every other video manufacturer today besides Sharp (Samsung, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony) announced 240-Hertz models and talked about ultra-thin sets.--John Sciacca
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