Samsung warn 3D-TV could cause adverse health risks

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Has this article put you off going 3-D?

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  1. dice
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    Source: Wiseupjournal (sourced from Daily Mail).
     
  2. prowler

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    Anything can cause health risks these days.
     
  3. pristinemog

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    Was never interested in wearing 3D glasses on top of my glasses anyway.
     
  4. ProtoKun7

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    Pregnant women, they always mention pregnant women...
     
  5. prowler

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    Yeah, I was just thinking about placing my brand new 3D-TV on the top of the stairs or on my balcony, but now that I've read this, I have more sense on where to place T.V's more appropriately.
     
  6. ProtoKun7

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    So what about something that can be easily headbutted?
     
  7. Hop2089

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    This is just to keep the idiots from suing. They aren't that serious, but covering their asses just in case because those are the same side effects from watching standard and HD TV.
     
  8. ProtoKun7

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    That is usually why. A bit like the allergy information on things that contain absolutely no nuts. Apparently they can't be guaranteed nut-free (although that's probably because of the company...there's obviously some nuts in there).
     
  9. TheDarkSeed

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    Why the heck is Sony releasing theirs in June? Could Samsung & Sony's 3-D technology be different?
     
  10. Snorlax

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    Mmmm.
    Nearly everything gives you cancer too. :/
     
  11. ByteMunch

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    Can't remember where I heard this, but each week the Mail actually just flicks through a dictionary to find a word, and flips a coin. Heads, it is bad for you, tails it's good. EG.
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    Coin: Heads
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  12. Thoob

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    REALLY?!
     
  13. Sstew

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    I know a lot of people that get headaches from watching 3D
     
  14. Mantis41

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    There are some serious psychological issues too look at here.

    It has to do with the way the brain stores information. A 2d image will be perceived in much less detail by the brain and stored more as data where as a 3D image will be stored more like an everyday experience. This embeds a 3D image far deeper and with much greater clarity than that of a 2D.

    The worry is, there have already been reports of people with mental health issues being pushed to violence and irrational behaviour from 2D video games and movies. Can you imagine what an immersive 3D experience would do to these people and many others who may be close to the tipping point of psychosis?

    I think 3D would be great in education where you would want the heightened information and memory retention. It's not so good for things like horror movies where the experience can be embedded with far greater clarity than we may have bargained for. Can you imagine accidentally giving yourself post traumatic stress syndrome from watching too many horror movies? Might sound funny but this could be quite debilitating, just ask any Gulf War or Afghanistan vet'.
     
  15. FAST6191

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    Well this glasses 3d looks like a stopgap until they can get the real 3d out (a bit like "HD" is probably also a stopgap until they can bring out real high resolution).
    Especially if "which involves wearing special glasses like those used for 3D movies, bombards the eyes and brain with a succession of flashing images that appear for a fraction of a second" is true- who would use shutters for general purpose 3d (on new kit) when you have perfectly good polarised kit, I would probably sooner go back to anaglyph than that.

    @ProtoKun7 I thought everyone knew pregnant women were more valuable than everyone else.

    Re: allergy warnings, the scene was FAST6191's kitchen about 3 minutes ago:
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    I've seen one on a bag of peanuts that states this product contains peanuts.

     
  18. BlackDave

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    These days even sitting down can cause cancer -_-
     
  19. shakirmoledina

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    actually even wearing regular spectacles which esp are quite high in number (-6 or more) or a bad angle causes these problems and hence the optician always makes sure u can handle it and besides, u have to get used to it to avoid the side effects and hence 3D would be so
     
  20. zuron7

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    That means the 3DS is gonna be unhealthy too.
    This is very bad because we all know we've spent days on our current DS'es.
    And if the games on the 3DS are very good...you know,Nympho.