Hi everybody! (this shit is awesome)
Normally, I’m a Microsoft kind-of-guy, but I might seriously convert to SONY within the next couple of years. …Why? Shit dude, I’ll tell you why!
As we all know, Sony is really into all that 3D technology mumbo-jumbo, but what I didn’t knew, was the opportunities these TV’s will bring to gaming.
It turns out that Sony has patented a 3DTV (that was fun writing…), which is able to show up to 3 different 2D pictures at once, and 2 3D pictures. That might sound confusing, but by putting glasses (or shutters as they call them) on, you will be able to filter the images so you only see one of the images. Yes – you will be able to play multiplayer on the same screen, depending on the glasses you wear, you’ll see a total different picture than your opponent on the same screen – in full screen.
The way it works is, that the glasses can turn themselves on and off, real quickly – synchronized to the TV, this will cause the viewer to isolate half of the pictures so you only see them – pretty simple, but f***g cool.
Imagine you wanna play, “well, we better say Playstation”, but your girlfriend wants to see, “let’s go for the cliché – Sex and the City” – well, then you each wear a different pair of shutters, and problem solved (very social by the way).
As mentioned, it will be able to show both 2D and 3D – and the opportunities? Well, I’ll say endless!
The patent is one year old, and yes, they might never use the technology (doooh!) – especially after all the 3D fuss and the Playstation being able to deal with 3D and all.
Now, I didn’t see this coming – and I’m looking forward to it!
You can enjoy the patent description, right here - http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20100177174.pdf