Parents will no longer miss their news programs or movies if their children insist on watching cartoons. Sharp announces first LCD TV to simultaneously display different information in right and left viewing directions.
A new television will allow two different programs to air at the same time depending where one sits.Sharp Corp on Thursday unveiled the liquid crystal display (LCD) set that can simultaneously display different images into the right and left sides of the screen through a backlight.
Viewers will get an uninterrupted view no matter where they sit, but what they see will change depending on the angle, the company said in a statement.
Of course, the new LCD TVs are able to opearte as normal TVs, in a wide-viewing-angle as well.
Sharp will begin mass production of the display, billed as the world's first dual-view LCD, by the end of the month, with the product hitting the shelves later this year.
The company also said the LCD can "display a TV broadcast on the right screen, while displaying an Internet browser screen on the left."
The dual-view LCD could also be put to use in a car, with a driver looking at a map navigation system while a friend in the passenger's seat enjoys a DVD movie.
Sharp used a number of proprietary technologies, such as a parallax barrier superimposed on an ordinary TFT LCD, the LCD sends the light from the backlight into right and left directions, making it possible to show different information and visual content on the same screen at the same time depending on the viewing angle.
Sharp also announced a "veil-view" LCD that will let users change the viewing angle of their computers, mobile phones or other electronic gadgets to prevent curious people around them from spying.
The users will get "peace of mind without having to worry about others in the vicinity snooping to peek at what is being displayed on the LCD screen," the company said.