LG are using 3D technology for 2D multiplayer gaming in their new Dual Play TV. Where players once had to deal with split screens when they played multiplayer on the same TV, they can now enjoy the full-screen with the Dual Play and its glasses.
Traditional 3D television displays work by sending different images to the left and right eye of the player to create the 3D effect, but with the Dual Play TV, players wear a set of polarised 3D glasses that have two left eye lenses and two right eye lenses. This allows each player to see only their section of the game, but in 2D.
The TV can toggle between traditional split-screen view or the Dual Play view, and the glasses work with any of LG's Cinema 3D televisions.
Earlier in the year Sony announced their own 3D television that uses similar technology, although the PlayStation TV measures at just 24 inches.
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Multiplayer gaming goes full screen with LG TV [Computerworld]