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Offline Happy Cat

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Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« on: April 13, 2010, 05:46:38 pm »
couldn't fit my full topic title here, which was

"Samsung: 3D not healthy for Kids, Teens, Pregnant Women, Elderly, Stoners, Insomniacs"

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"Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised when viewing these images. Children under the age of six should not view 3D TV."

"Pregnant women, the elderly, sufferers of serious medical conditions, those who are sleep deprived or under the influence of alcohol should avoid utilising the unit's 3D functionality."

"Viewing 3D television may also cause motion sickness, perceptual after effects, disorientation, eye strain and decreased postural stability. It is recommended that users take frequent breaks to lessen the potential of these effects. If your eyes show signs of fatigue or dryness or if you have any of the above symptoms, immediately discontinue use of this device and do not resume using it for at least thirty minutes after the symptoms have subsided."

"Watching TV while wearing 3D glasses for an extended period of time may cause a headache or fatigue. If you experience a headache, fatigue or dizziness, stop viewing TV and rest."

- Samsung press release
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Offline max_cady

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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 07:01:26 pm »
I also had heard something that 3D movies are also not good for people with stigmatism.
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 07:26:55 pm »
Did anyone else suddenly got an urge to watch some 3DTV?
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Offline SufferLikeGDid

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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 07:59:01 pm »
There's always a catch.
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 09:34:16 pm »
I bet this is totally blow out of context...

Almost everything these days has small print warnings like this simply for damage control. Read the small print of something as simple and day to day as asprine. I'm sure normal 2D TVs probably have similar warnings in small print.

It's being blown out of the water simple because 3D is the next big fad... (that existed years ago, much like the Wii.)
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 10:13:19 pm »
Was going to get a 3-D TV for 4-20, but not anymore. Thanks for the heads up Samsung.
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Offline Monkeroony

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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 02:01:13 am »
I get a pretty bad headache watching a 3D film in the cinema, not sure how I would cope with regular tv.
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010, 08:06:55 am »
I get pretty trippy while watching 3D films. Nothing to complain about there.
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 09:13:28 am »
Quote from: "Sharky"
I bet this is totally blow out of context...

Almost everything these days has small print warnings like this simply for damage control. Read the small print of something as simple and day to day as asprine. I'm sure normal 2D TVs probably have similar warnings in small print.

It's being blown out of the water simple because 3D is the next big fad... (that existed years ago, much like the Wii.)

I think you're right, It's just a precaution like the epilepsy warnings on video games or films with strobing lights.
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 03:32:28 pm »
Its like the health warning before videogames.... ignore it.

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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 08:27:04 pm »
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2010, 04:06:17 am »
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There's always a catch.

I know this is unrelated to the topic but SufferLikeGDid, you have one of the best usernames I've seen. XD
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2010, 09:45:58 am »
For a while, I thought SufferLikeGDid was Kogen in disguise.

Anyway, on topic: I am totally not for 3DTV. It's just a gimmick. Until they do away with the glasses, I will not be down for $100+ glasses and a small handful of worthy 3D films. As much as I've moaned about Blu-Ray in the past, I am down for adopting it once Star Wars hits and then I plan to build up the Pixar films as well as a load of effects driven movies. Keep 3D in the theaters, which I do support, and keep it out of the home.
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2010, 04:19:23 pm »
What about when Star Wars is re-done in 3d?

/ haven't seen a Star Wars film.

// Don't want to.
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Re: Samsung: 3D not healthy for almost everyone
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2010, 05:31:30 pm »
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What about when Star Wars is re-done in 3d?
They had it planned, but the cost to convert 2D film to 3D was too great back then so it was put on hold. I think talk of it started as far back as 2006. They might do it now that Avatar (aka ABADAH) proves money is to be had.

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