Seeing double on 3ds?

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  1. Nathan576
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    I've been watching 3d trailers from e3 and sometimes things will be double. In the Zelda trailer I could see 2 link's sometimes, when Zelda was running away on the horse I saw 2 horses. Does this happen to anyone else or do I need to exchange my 3ds? I don't have any 3ds games yet so I can't test it out yet.
     
  2. tigris

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    It's regular eye-ghosting from the eyes' binocular disparity.

    The rule is; play too much, see too much ghosting; stop playing for half an hour and go outside.
     
  3. shawnanastasio

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    its called ghosting and it happens to almost everyone, when the background of the screen is dark the brightest thing on the screen will sometimes appear double.
     
  4. Snailface

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    I've found that tilting the system vertically can make the ghosting disappear.
     
  5. Nathan576
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    Alright cool I was afraid I had a defective 3ds.
     
  6. tigris

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    This is because your eyes can no longer find the 3D effect.
     
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    It's ghosting, yes. Turn the 3D down a bit and take regular breaks.
     
  8. phantastic91

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    uhh...it could most likely be the 3ds technology's short coming. seriously, i think alot of people think that ghosting is caused by lack of rest, or too much gaming cause i keep hearing these same reasons. -_-. i don't think it's true. it's most likely because of having a dark background with some bright 3d object which causes the ghosting.
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    edit: nvm i change my stance. your reasons could be true, BUT i find that the technology is most of the time at fault. if your tired from watching 3d and you see double images im pretty sure you're aware of it yourself cause your eyes would feel funny.
     
  9. aiRWaLKRe

    aiRWaLKRe GBAtemp Regular

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    The ghost can be from many different things: tired eyes ( take a break ), 3d slider too high and eyes can't compensate, holding the 3ds too close to your eyes ( I get this problem when I am laying down in bed and playing, the 3ds gets too close to my head and see the ghosting), defect unit ( highly unlikely ), you have moved the 3ds out of the sweet spot viewing angle
     
  10. ccfreak2k

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    It's from the parallax barrier letting light through.
     
  11. Tom

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    changing the angle of the screen helps, also light like sun (reflections) mess with it aswell
     
  12. Gengar

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    The ghosting doesn't have anything to do with tired eyes, I gather that it's a problem of the screen.
    While closing one eye, I still see two different images (though only one of them is clearly visible and the other one, well, ghostly) and no matter at which angle I'm holding it aswell.
    How can this not be a problem of the screen?
     
  13. Nathan576
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    I figured out that with movie trailers, the depth slider only goes on and off, nothing in the middle. So it's either max 3d or none at all. But with the game if you turn it down (around 30%) there is no ghosting at all.
     
  14. koji2009

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    That means you're either holding the 3DS at a bad angle or too close or in an extremely rare case you may have a bad screen.

    Most likely one of the above 2. The display is DESIGNED with the thought that people will be at least 16 inches away from the screen while viewing it so make sure to hold it adequately back.
     
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  16. chris888222

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    It's ghosting, really.

    That's what happens on stereoscopic 3D screens without head trackers if you tilt it too much/view from a different angle. [​IMG]