Just don't trust them with any data.
Amid the inevitable PSN outage apologies, Sony has officially unveiled the PS Vita, as well as a PlayStation-branded TV which allows users to view two different outputs at the same time. Sony's US chief, Jack Tretton, kicked off the company's E3 speech with apologies for the PlayStation Network security breach. All was soon …
Now, why didn't anyone think of this sooner? Use split-image tech to project 2 completely disparate images or content. Not only can we have Player 1 and Player 2 looking at a full-screen output, but the tech could be adapted so that I can watch Mr T's World's Craziest Fools while my wife settles down for Midsomer Murders. Multiplex the audio alongside the video data and job's a good 'un! Just don't mix the audio up otherwise Mr T will sound like Barnaby (or something).
"Couple go to cinema, girl sees romantic comedy, bloke sees porn. Everyone happy!"
Yeah, until she starts crying at a soppy moment while you're enjoying the pizza delivery man's entrance, or similar unwanted reactions to the 'other' movie (and since you'll be watching porn, I dread to think how inappropriate /your/ sounds and actions are going to be during her romantic scenes...)
I saw a simiar tech on top gear a year or two ago in a range rover or land rover or something. It was a (roughly 7 inch) screen in the dash that could play a dvd or tv to the passenger while showing the driver a sat-nav map. Admittedly that tech could use lenticulars because the position of each person was fixed, but the concept is the same
and without the need for specs.
In the Mercedes S Class. The sat nav screen is visible for the driver and for those in the back looking at the same screen it will be a DVD. It works like those holograms whic change image depending on the angle you are looking at it.
A cheaper and probably more robust solution and you can have an audience while you play.
Sony are trying to get a 3d tv in everyones house
Nope, different tech. The screen type you are referring to uses a parallax barrier to allow one image to be viewed from each direction. AFAIK Alpine and Sharp make 'em for Jaguar and Mercedes as well as the Range Rover.
This one looks to be using a a high frequency signal and blocking alternate frames via LCD shutters in the glasses. Only problem is that for some of us it acts like a high frquency strobe and gives the mother of all headaches within minutes.
cool, alas not heard of that brand of TV he is using but definitly already does what the sony says it can do.
Also given how it works, isn't it a case of highlighting passive glasses are better than more expensive active ones and that for any TV that can currently do 3D should with a software update be capable of doing just this already, so in that respect why can't sony update there current 3D TV's to do this
I remember back in the day, we used to have loads of friends round, crowded around the original playstation, playing 4 player games (or even up to 8 player Micromachines by sharing the controllers between 2). good times had by all!
this "advancement" in techology is only going to let 2 people play the game at once. and anyone else in the room isn't going to be able to see a thing that's isn't at best horrible blurred, and at worst a composite of two entirely different scenes overlaid on each other.
it's a step back in multiplayer enjoyment, because half the enjoyment is for those in the room not currently playing, but waiting for their turn to do better.
but then, it's a moot point isn't it? there's feck all decent multiplayer games out at the moment that allow 2 or more players on a single machine. they're all geared at multiplayer over the internet
Surely they could still do four player, each side could have split screen, so rather than quartering the screen into mini squares, it is split, twice. Or am I missing something?
The painstaking process me and my mates went through so nobody could see each other in Goldeneye 64 would have been so much easier. I was always in the Facility toilets anyway though
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