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3DTV poses no extra health risk

3DTV poses no extra health risk: expert

Well, that’s that. The Sydney Morning Herald is my go-to “3D” news source (not). The 30% of people who can’t see 3D stereoscopy or get headaches from it clearly are imagining it.

From my April 14 post “More good news for 3D“:

More good news about 3D Don’t drink and watch. (Kind of makes it impossible to watch football in 3D!)

Samsung warns:

“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.”

Of course the Sydney Morning Herald expert has a solution for those without 3D or who see it badly: Cover one eye!

For budget conscious TV viewers, Prof Clifford also said a “poor man’s 3DTV” experience was at hand – viewers could simply cover one eye when watching ordinary television.

“By covering the second eye, you lose the cue from that eye that tells you the screen is in fact flat and so the image appears more in-depth and realistic,” Prof Clifford said.

“You could say it’s a kind of poor man’s 3DTV.”