Yesterday, the annual Consumer Electronics Show was held, and Samsung brought their A-Game to the table. It seems that the company's new product is poised to end the age-old fight over the remote control: Samsung's new OLED set apparently makes it possible for two viewers to be looking at the exact same screen and yet be watching two entirely different shows.
How on earth do they pull off this feat? Magic? Miracle?
See, these OLED television screens can refresh themselves over 1000 times faster than conventional HDTV screens (wow, it didn't take long for HDTV to become "conventional," did it?). So the images are being updated simultaneously... but how does that translate into a smooth viewing experience, rather than a chaotic mess? The answer is in a special set of glasses which filter out only the show you wish you see from the images being displayed. These special glasses also include ear buds to submit the audio of your selected program, letting both viewers enjoy their separate choices even while seated side by side.
You've got to admit, it's a novel idea. And Samsung wasn't finished.
The OLED will also feature voice command prompting called S-Recommendation. Viewers can use natural language to ask for different programming characteristics, for example an actor they like, and the TV set will offer suggestions based on what’s available on conventional TV, online, and on the DVR. "It’s the most powerful personalized TV experience ever created," touted Tim Baxter, the Samsung Electronics America President. Baxter added that their new OLED will "change the way you discover content."
What do you think? Would this solve problems in your home? Would you be willing to wear special glasses in order to watch the programming you'd like to see?