CES 2008: Texas Instruments DualView technology spells death for split screen gaming (in a good way)

Co-op gaming has been on the rise over the past couple of years as there’s nothing better than buddying up with a friend to take on the armies of evil. The problem is that if you actually want to be sat beside your friend while you play, you’re going to have to sacrifice half of your screen just so they can see what they’re doing. Selfish bastards. Well not anymore. Texas Instruments is showcasing a new screen technology that displays two separate image sources at the same time on a DLP HDTV screen, meaning that each player can enjoy full screen gaming whilst sat beside and watching the same TV as their partner.

Texas Instruments debut their pico-movie projector mobile phone

projector-mobile-phone.jpgWe’ve heard about mobile phones projecting images before, with Motorola announcing several months back they’d signed a deal ‘pico projector’ firm Microvision, and even rumours that Texas Instruments were interested in the technology, but this is the first time we’ve seen hard evidence it’s possible. And, would you believe, Texas Instruments pipped Motorola to the post.

If you’re scratching your head wondering why Texas Instruments sounds familiar to you, it’s because they’re the people who put digital light processing (DLP) chips inside projectors and televisions. Add mobile…

This week's hottest high definition stories: Blockbuster support Blu-ray, but do the discs rot?, SIM2 projector, new TVs from Sharp and Pioneer, reviews of JVC and Toshiba, Arcam, Texas Instruments, BrilliantColor

hdtv.jpgThe biggest news this week, though the HD DVD Promotions Group deny it, is that Blockbuster has chosen Blu-ray over HD DVD. Not surprisingly, Sony is very happy about that, and a Panasonic executive thinks it’s game over for HD DVD.

However, the fly in the ointment could be rotting Blu-ray discs. Not good.

SIM2 has rolled out its HT3000E 1080p projector, while Sharp reveal their latest RD2E 100Hz TVs, and Pioneer release their new plasma TV range with 80% deeper blacks.