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Sony Dual-View HDTV Lets Two People Watch Different Programs at the Same Time

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After glasses-free 3D HDTVs, it makes sense that some of the parallax viewing technology would allow you to do something like this. Sony has now demonstrated a new TV set which allows two people to watch two different channels at the same time, depending on where they sit on the couch.

sony dual view 3d hdtv ps3

This technology is called dual-view and it will also allow users to play multiplayer games without the need of a split screen, which sounds like a great advance. Granted, headphones will be needed to make this workable, but it is quite interesting since a lot of us fight over TV channels.

A prototype of this technology was recently shown to Pocket-Lint as part of a customized Killzone 3 demo, allowing two players to see different game screens from a single PS3. Apparently, it’s very hard to photograph this feature and there’s yet no word when it will be available for HDTVs, but it does sound interesting.

[via Ubergizmo]