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Gamers..does screen peeking bug you? LG has the answer.
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Gamers..does screen peeking bug you? LG has the answer.

Wide screen TVs have become the preserve of console gamers..but unless you want to spring for another wide screen TV split screen is the only way two players can go head to head. Trouble is even though it isn’t considered gentlemanly, screen peeking..looking at your opponents screen is a common practice. Plus split screen is a less than ideal way to enjoy the game. LG has a solution coming next year on its Cinema 3D line of wide screen TVs. Dual Play uses LG’s passive 3D technology with compatible  Xbox 360 games to eliminate the split screen and show different views on the same TV. Sound like magic..check out this video.

I managed to get a sneak peek at Dual Play and was impressed..it changed the whole concept of head to head gaming. I got to use the entire screen and except for the occasional shadow of the other player it worked really well..those shadows should be gone when LG releases the product early in 2012. Now the really good news, LG Dual Play will work on all of LG’s Cinema 3D line of TVs even one you buy today.

Now, there is a bit of a downside…for me anyway..the only way I stand a chance playing Call of Duty with my grandson is to peek at his side of the screen.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

1 Comment
  • WilliamTell

    Screen peeking/ cheating is almost unavoidable if there is no physical barrier (or the technology you hi-light). I recently launched http://www.screencheatingshield.com to cater to gamers who are serious about preventing cheating of this sort. Though low tech, I think a shield or partition improves realism in multiplayer split screen games– one team can’t see what the other team is doing.

    December 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm Reply

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