At IFA technology conference in Berlin LG has presented its brand new "Dual View" television system that makes it possible for video game players to make use of the same screen but see only their own position in the game. This became possible due to 3D-style glasses that each user has to wear.
This technology was demoed by the software giant Microsoft. It is expected to be launched onto the market in a limited number of LG TVs. The system shows two different images on the same screen and after players put on the special 3D-style glasses, each sees only one image and that is the image of their part of the screen.
At the moment the technology, which works with LW980T and other products from the Cinema 3D range from LG, can be tested on the Xbox platform.
Gamers must know that after acquiring the system they also have to buy two pairs of special glasses the retail price of which can start at GBP20.
A television similar to the one launched by LG is expected to be introduced onto the European market by Sony. The Japanese company will develop a similar system that will work on its PlayStation platform. However, Sony's system makes use of more costly "active shutter" glasses than LG's "passive" glasses technology.