3DS, Dangerous for health?

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Jun 30, 2010

3DS, Dangerous for health? by metamaster at 10:30 PM (9,473 Views / 0 Likes) 90 replies

  1. metamaster
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    Source: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2813511.htm

    Loss of 3D vision is a kind of high price to pay for the 3DS (or other consoles/TVs with 3Dscreens) What do you guys think? (Replace children and youth in the before-last paragraph by Tempers for an even bigger impression [​IMG])
     


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    I have no sense of depth perception anyway (thanks to mother smacking me in the eye with a plate) so I should be fine.
     
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    lol im still getting the 3DS. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't buy it....
     
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    No longer professional, don't care. Still getting a 3DS.
     
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    It looks like they are making these claims with absolutely no evidence backing it up.
     
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    ^This

    They have nothing to backup their statement that 3DS will damage children. Also, children should have control and know when to stop playing, I do.
     
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    "they" have to ruin everything don't they?
     
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    I only put part of the topic, other parts (important) are in the source:

    read the last part
     
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    According the to news,all video games and eletronics seems to be bad. there just easy targets
     
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    Yep still getting the 3DS, I have no problems with 3D .
     
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    i bet eventually your brain will figure out the difference and it will be able to switch between 'binocular dysphoria' and normal mode by pressing X
     
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    Hey, look up the wiki article on binocular dysphoria. 2/5 of its sources are from the author of this article.
     
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    One of the two articles in the sources IS the one I mentioned.
     
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    If it really bothers you, you can always turn 3D off on the 3DS.

    I've no doubt that it will cause some people issues with their vision, as some people will play it much longer than they should. Even a DS can cause vision issues if youy play it long enough eithout taking a break, there's a health warning screen on the DS for a reason. Even the GameCube has one http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/manuals/p...gcn_english.jsp There's normally a guide line that you should take 15mins break every hour. So the 3DS isn't anything new.

    3D TV is another kettle of fish. Samsung for example do include a health warning with their 3D TV's, but I believe that's to dowith the flicker from teh active shutter glasses.
     
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    With a 3D screen, the effect is way bigger. So the guild lines would be something like: Take a 30 minute break every 30 minutes?
    Anyways, not a lot of people read the warnings, or even if they do, they usually don't respect them (I know I don't)
     
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    There are 2 screens on the 3DS, only one of which is 3D. So it's likely your eyes will be focusing in and out of 3D, so I expect 15mins every hour will be fine.

    I imagine there will be some health warnings in the 3DS/ game manuals specific to 3D. These Sharp 3D Parallax Barrier screens have been around since 2004, so there should be enough data on them for Nintendo to be confident they aren't going to end up with a swarm of court cases. Of course they haven't really been used on such a large scale as the 3DS, and 3D TVs still aren't selling well (atleast in the Europe, only 25000 last month http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10446419.stm)
     
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    Oh look, the author is the Sony CEO.
     
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    To some extent the article is BS anyway.

    Then why do 3D Samsung TV's come with a health warning?

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/digitaltv/news...th-warning.html

    Which they appear to want to tone down after doing more testing http://www.whathifi.com/news/Samsung-backt...watching-3D-TV/

    Same goes for LG http://hcc.techradar.com/blogs/team-hcc/lg...l-same-27-04-10
     

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