Engadget: I guess Samsung was a few days late with its 9000 series but the company is showing them off at CES 2010. The 9000 Series ultra-thin LCD TVs sporting direct-lit LED backlight technology from Samsung is really quite thin. But just being ultra-thin isn’t going to cut it since LG put ultra-thin, local dimming and back-lit LED backlight into one, called Full LED Slim. The 9000 Series from Samsung supposedly matches its Korean competitor with a direct-lit LED backlight and ultra-thinness. But I’m not sure if it makes use of local dimming.