Sony recently introduced a television that would allow two players to view the same screen while playing multiplayer. The idea was to decouple the 3D effect in order to mask one player's view from the other, giving each of them a 2D view of their own part of the game. It's a brilliant idea, and it seems that Sony
isn't the only one to agree. LG has just revealed a new Dual Play TV range that will allow gamers to use the same TV, while showing different perspectives to each.
The LW980T allows Xbox 360 gamers to see different views on the very same panel, enabling them to do away with split-screen gaming for good. It too uses 3D technology, with each gamer getting a different set of "all-right" or "all-left" passive glasses. A compatible Xbox title is needed for the puzzle to be completed, enabling users to see their own 2D game image while their rival sees their own as well.
LG's TVs will be 47" and 55", which is far more sizable than Sony's 24" PlayStation 3D TV. Pricing won't be easy to swallow, either. They'll retail for around $3000 and $4000, respectively, when they hit the market later in the month. Pretty penny to kill split-screen, huh?