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Friday, July 15, 2005

Dual View LCD from Sharp

Sharp's Dual LCD Display
Sharp has developed a dual view LCD screen which will hit later this year. This LCD can be used in a TV would allow viewers sitting to the right and left of a screen to watch different channels by simultaneously displaying different images into the right and left sides of the screen through a backlight. “Take a typical family where the mother likes to watch dramas and the father likes to watch baseball or soccer. Now they can watch them together on the same screen,” Mikio Katayama, head of Sharp’s LCD business, told a news conference. This has been achieved by superimposing a “parallax barrier” onto the LCD to make the source light separate into right and left directions, creating a so-called dual-view display. At the moment sound is the main issue as the sound can get mixed but you have to satisfy yourself with headphones at this point of time.