Samsung’s curvy new 55-inch OLED TV will allow two users to watch different full-HD programs simultaneously on the same screen—with the help of special glasses.
Not only will this “MultiView” technology give each viewer a look at standard HD streams, but one—or both (!)—viewers can watch a full-HD 3D presentation. Each pair of “3D Active” glasses comes fit with speakers that will allow viewers to hear the corresponding audio stream. Viewers can adjust the volume or toggle between sources with controls fitted on the side of the glasses.
Under standard one-signal presentation, the unfortunately named KN55S9C TV offers a stunning bright display with rich colors and contrast. Even the viewing of one channel via MultiView still manages a vibrant picture comparable with most high-end viewing experiences.
Like many of Samsung’s recent spate of high-end TVs, the design is sleek and sophisticated with the speakers built into the surrounding mount.
The TV will be available on Samsung’s US site starting Wednesday, and will work its way to retail outlets shortly thereafter. Interestingly enough, the TV will be available for $9000, a good $7000 less than the TVs were originally rumored to cost.
Updated on August 18 with a video report from IDG News Service.