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.
â€œTake 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,â€ Mikio Katayama, head of Sharpâ€™s LCD business, told a news conference.
This has been achieved by superimposing a â€œparallax barrierâ€ 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.