As an extension of the 3D capabilities Texas Instruments
displayed at the 2007 CEDIA Expo, TI demonstrated an incredibly exciting new
possibility, which might end up making DLP the hard-core gamer’s best
Traditionally, multi-player games use a split screen where
the display’s real estate is divided in half. While this not only limits the
size of the screen view, it also allows players to “cheat” by checking out each
other’s screens. It’s kind of hard to sneak up on somebody for that ever-satisfying
head cap or melee attack when you can just look at their screen and catch a
glimpse of your character’s impending doom.
With a technology that TI is calling “DualView,” DLP sets
capable of 120 hertz refresh rates will be able to display two completely
different images at once, allowing two players to view the entire screen
without letting either player see any portion of his competitor’s view.
The blurred, double image is what people not wearing the
glasses would see, and actual game play while wearing the glasses was
incredibly impressive and holds amazing promise for gamers everywhere. More
importantly for TI, it could breathe more life into the RPTV market which has
seen sales devastated as flat panel prices continue to drop. TI says that this
will be compatible with any game title.
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