This projector screen lets gamers see two perspectives simultaneously

This projector screen lets gamers see two perspectives simultaneously


– Hey, it’s Nick Statt with “The Verse”. We’re here at CES Unveiled, the first of the big gadget expos here in Las Vegas. We’re checking out the
MirraViz Multiview display. Effectively it’s a projector screen, a multi-layered projector
screen, that’ll let two people see different
images from the same display. So depending on where you sit in the room, you’ll see a different image projected from one of the projectors in the room. Now the projector screen works only with two different projectors. The company says they can do many more, but right now they have it
showing with two different ones. So on the right side you have an image of “Toy Story” playing,
and then as you rotate from the right to the left you’ll see it change into a nature video. Now MirraViz isn’t doing anything special with the projectors. They say that these are
off-the-shelf projectors. They have some changes to the optics of the projector, but nothing major. They’re off-the-shelf projectors, hardware that anybody can buy. It’s the multiple layers
in the projector screen that are able to handle two different projected images on top of one another. It’s kind of hard to capture
on video but as a viewer, if you stand directly behind
one of the projectors, you’ll get a crisp, bright image. And then as you rotate it will kind of degrade in quality and
degrade in brightness, but it will start to shift
into the other image. And then when you’re standing
directly behind the projector on the other side of the room, it’ll look perfect and crisp
and bright from that angle. Now MirraViz is imagining this as a technology for one, for gamers. So essentially, if you
want to do couch co-op with your friend, you don’t
have to do split screen anymore. One of you can sit on
one side of the room, the other one can sit on
the other side of the room, both of you can enjoy
a full screen display and they’re just layered
on top of one another. They also describe this as a way to do competitive gaming
without screen looking. So if any of you played
like Halo 2 back in the day, looking at somebody else’s screen, that was like a huge taboo,
kind of akin to cheating. Here with the MirraViz
multi-display projector system, both of you have your own screen and you can’t even see the
other person’s display. Now they imagine it’s
bigger than just gaming. Now this could be a
home theater experience where two different people are watching two different things
at the same exact time, without interfering with the other one. Now if you don’t own any projectors, the company will sell you a bundle, including the screen with two
projectors, for around $2000. Now this week at CES
the company is launching just the screen for $499,
starting at a 54 inch version. It scales all the way up to 95 inches. You can buy it now from
MirraViz’s website. It’ll probably start
shipping in a few weeks. For more information on
MirraViz and more products here at CES Unveiled and
here in Las Vegas this week, check out our site theverge.com or subscribe to us on YouTube
at youtube.com/theverge.

71 Comments

  • İbrahim Halil UÇAR

    January 8, 2018

    silly stupid

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  • Random Dude

    January 8, 2018

    What about audio?

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  • Ozzy Safa

    January 8, 2018

    Now all they need to do is make the audio for each projector so the person watching it doesn’t hear the audio in the other projection

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  • N

    January 8, 2018

    LG's DualPlay solution from like a decade ago is much more elegant and works great.

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  • Arc2G2

    January 8, 2018

    Sony did this years ago and it failed epically.

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  • Tullock

    January 8, 2018

    So youll have to use headphones to watch 2 different programs?

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  • Mike Herbosa

    January 8, 2018

    how about the sound?!?

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  • acdnan

    January 8, 2018

    Who has money for this

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  • Phoenix Dawn

    January 8, 2018

    This is an awesome idea!

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  • Sage Akporherhe

    January 8, 2018

    wow

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  • SSG NELL

    January 8, 2018

    But the sound would be terrible, you would hear the sound from both of the images

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  • Leonardo Gilio

    January 8, 2018

    Sony made a tv like this way back for the PS3

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  • Quinn Rand

    January 8, 2018

    Did someone forget almost all games don't support split screen anymore

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  • Allan Sh

    January 8, 2018

    People can afford two projectors but only one screen?

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  • Michael Boadi

    January 8, 2018

    what about the sounds????? thought of that?

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  • Moritz

    January 8, 2018

    This was already possible with dual play with games like COD Black Ops 2 for xBox 360. You only needed a 3d capable TV and polarized glasses. The image wasnt as crisp as in singleplayer but it worked really well. However, i think manufacturers of consoles didnt have an interest in pushing a technology that would make them sell fewer consoles in the end..which is a shame

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  • Not Soren

    January 8, 2018

    What about audio?

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  • frosted1030

    January 8, 2018

    It's made of reflective vertical triangular plastic or glass. Hardly innovative as the sound is going to clash badly and if you tilt your head to the left or right the image gets really messed up.

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  • Mr. Some Gamer Dude

    January 8, 2018

    So it basically Sony SimulView but in projector form

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  • Jesse Meyer

    January 8, 2018

    Its cheaper to just have two consoles. Also fix the outro

    Reply
  • Matt Su

    January 8, 2018

    saw dis booth at computex '12 already……

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  • Y H

    January 8, 2018

    WUT

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  • ewt415

    January 8, 2018

    I can see a lot of applications, but most TVs (high end and low end) have pretty shitty viewing angles. The limitations for this technology really isnt the projector itself, but the TVs

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  • Gila Monster

    January 8, 2018

    Old news i saw a TV having that years ago in Turkey but ok

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  • Nishit Er

    January 8, 2018

    What about audio?

    Reply
  • Yaru Sasaki

    January 8, 2018

    These projectors on their stands look like they're from short circuit. (hint: number 5 is alive)

    Reply
  • camsimed

    January 8, 2018

    Sony did this 5 years ago

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  • GabeTDi

    January 8, 2018

    It' a common thing in a Merc S-class for years now.

    Reply
  • SDG Danny

    January 8, 2018

    Does anyone remember the PlayStation TV? As in the display, not the service? It had a feature like this.

    Reply
  • Vladimir Tomin

    January 8, 2018

    If one could advance this to a glass-less 3d tech that would be nice

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  • shane rayner

    January 8, 2018

    I've often thought of this as a good use for a 3D tv, using the polarisation to show separate inputs. Who's going to buy two projectors and a special screen for the odd co-op?

    Reply
  • Jesse Baker

    January 8, 2018

    This is quite old tech, the screen is made from the same stuff as light reflective garments.

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  • Emőd Zsiráf

    January 8, 2018

    just buy two nice monitors from that money

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  • da w3irdo

    January 8, 2018

    But what about the sound. Would you need earbuds or headphones to listen to whats in your screen?

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  • EspHack

    January 9, 2018

    I guess the viewing angles suck lol

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  • treshawn wilson

    January 9, 2018

    This is pretty cool actually…I would never buy but it is cool for sure

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  • Dennis Y

    January 9, 2018

    When you can buy a monitor for so much cheaper

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  • Renato Lopez

    January 9, 2018

    This tech would take off best if it was on a tv or with a short throw projector like the one from LG. This as of now takes up too much space

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  • Булат Миннуллин

    January 9, 2018

    "we didn't do anything special with projectors, but that's going to cost you $2000"

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  • Miguel Ortega

    January 9, 2018

    This is horrible it looks like crap and isn't practical at all. Doesn't make sense why would you want to see the image phase in and out smh.

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  • Rahadian Rihadi

    January 9, 2018

    Cool. But..

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  • TTV beast_donut

    January 9, 2018

    Projectors hahaha u said that every second

    Reply
  • ElMariachi

    January 9, 2018

    Seems like reused 3D technology..

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  • warez billi

    January 9, 2018

    Answer to the question nobody asked.

    Reply
  • Koen B

    January 9, 2018

    This is great to watch tv with your girlfriend!

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  • Abdul Haseeb Mohammad

    January 9, 2018

    PS3 had this feature those glasses and 3d tvs

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  • Elthon s

    January 10, 2018

    What about for sound??

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  • Risen Demon

    January 10, 2018

    Good for parents with kids that want to watch different things at the same time.

    Reply
  • Mike Hall

    January 10, 2018

    i imagine this has better use cases in advertising like in malls and stuff.. maybe

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  • NonsensicalVids

    January 10, 2018

    this is resolving a problem that we don't have also, gamers don't use projectors, as projecting pricing is a bit weird anyway

    Reply
  • IZQimchi

    January 11, 2018

    PSTV

    Reply
  • Diego

    January 11, 2018

    I love halo 3!!!

    Reply
  • LordHeves

    January 11, 2018

    Lg tried it with its 3d TV-s. Depending on which of the glasses you weared, you saw another image. Sadly the only game to support this, was halo 4

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  • D N

    January 12, 2018

    I used this before and your eyes start to strain and become sore after 15 mins.

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  • Thamindu kavinda

    January 12, 2018

    This was called the future tec. Great job

    Reply
  • Riley Meyer

    January 13, 2018

    If you already have two different projectors, why wouldn't you just use both and have two screens

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  • eduardo wolf

    January 14, 2018

    Yeah kids can watch toy story while we watch 50 shades of grey yeah woot so buying that

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  • Bushangels

    January 15, 2018

    What's the points?

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  • Nathan Morgan

    January 15, 2018

    we first need couch co-op games to play

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  • Lo Daughtry

    January 16, 2018

    YEAH GET YOU a good swivel and some maple/oak floors …

    Reply
  • David Guevara

    January 17, 2018

    Sony had that back in 2011. They created an actual 26” Active 3D 1080p LED Tv with a refresh rate of 240HZ and people could watch 2 things at the same time using their technology called Simulcast. The Playstation TV was priced at $500 and it was quite ahead of its time which is why it was pretty pricey. I was lucky enough to get it for $100 at Best Buy during black friday 2011. I still have the Playstation TV but technology changed so quickly that I now game on a 70” Sony 4K TV.

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  • CozmicK G

    January 20, 2018

    Judging by the video, the screen just uses the same "technology" as those holographic fridge magnets. Not worth $500

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  • Polar Shift

    February 13, 2018

    I can see this working with games, when both people on the couch are playing the same game, but with movies? Not without headphones or some other way of having different audio for each viewer. At least with the game the audio should be more-or-less the same.

    Now, you could have it such it's the same movie, but one side has subtitles/captions on, and the other doesn't, however that is beyond niche.

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  • craftxbox

    March 4, 2018

    or just have two monitors….

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  • ericbazinga

    March 4, 2018

    So… Is it a lenticular display or something? Because I call BS on the "multiple layers" thing

    Reply
  • Magnus Peccatori

    March 6, 2018

    If you close the angle a little bit you can have glassless 3D. Like the 3DS

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  • Frosty Shark

    March 8, 2018

    1) consoles need to be compatible with these projectors. Good luck getting the current gens to do that.
    2) Not sure what parents will buy this for their kids
    3) so you live alone, ok then you don't need it and you likely play with friends online
    4) other use is for when two people want to watch something different? How impractical is that? lol Two floating projectors in my living room and we're required to wear a headset. I don't want to live in a house like that.

    interesting tech but i bet this was discovered by mistake and now they're trying to market it.

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  • Damon Miller

    March 10, 2018

    so you finally found a solution to screen-looking in Halo… thanks a bunch

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  • Cake Batter

    March 12, 2018

    LG had Dual Play on its 3D TVs years ago, and it only required cheap 3D glasses. The only thing impressive about this is the light rejection capabilities of the screen. They should make a screen specifically for Ultra Short Throw Projectors to be used in the daytime, a much more useful product.

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  • nicholasp1987

    March 12, 2018

    But you'd still need 2 consoles, and with it requiring 2 projectors + the price it would just be cheaper to purchase 2 x UHD tv's.

    Reply
  • Gee Raf

    March 15, 2018

    what is that toy story short?

    Reply
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