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TI Is showing off their latest enhancements to their DLP technology including DualView, LED backlighting, and 240Hz refresh rates.
DualView lets two people play a typically split-screen game (like Halo 3 or PGR4) full screen at the same time. Players need to wear special glasses in order to see their part of the screen. The system works by utilizing 120Hz refresh rate technology and by alternating the screen output of each player. The special glasses filter out one view or the other. Future applications include allowing two people to watch two different programs at the same time on the same TV. Any 3-D ready DLP set available today will work with this technology. We are suspicious of the impact this will have on the average consumer as glasses for stereoscopic viewing haven't taken off on the PC even though they've been available for years. Pricing and availability has yet to be announced, but expect it sometime this year.
Samsung has had LED backlit DLP TV's for over a year now. This year TI is enhancing the LED light engine to include 240Hz refresh rates (yes, 120Hz is officially old news), and 500,000:1 contrast ratio. We will let you know if this has any real visual impact after we are able to spend more time with the technology.
Gallery: DLP Enhancements from TI