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Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:36

Six million brits can't see 3D

Written by Nick Farell


Telly and film revolution could be scuppered
The TV revolution to 3D could be scuppled because too many people have poor poor binocular vision.

UK-based charity Eyecare Trust has claimed that almost 12 per cent of Britons cannot view 3D images and these will be the people who suffer from headaches after viewing a 3D film. In a press release the Eyecare Trust said that some people's brains are unable to correctly process the individual images that are transmitted to it via our left and right eyes.”

Many are unaware that they have poor binocular vision because your brain will often try to compensate for any visual inadequacies. But it could mean that all the new gear from outfits such as Nintendo, Sony and Samsung, who are planning to launch a number of 3D products over the coming year, may be unsuitable for a large portion of potential customers.

Nick Farell

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0 #1 Syferz 2010-07-13 15:01
"But it could mean that all the new gear from outfits such as Nintendo, Sony and Samsung, who are planning to launch a number of 3D products over the coming year, may be unsuitable for a large portion of potential customers."

The 3DS incorperates a slider to remove the 3D effect at will, allowing people to enjoy the system who can't handle intensive 3D. Nintendo seems to have been well aware of this problem if you ask me.
 
 
+7 #2 yourma2000 2010-07-13 15:32
well the world doesn't revolve around us brits, I can see 3D just fine but I'm not particularly bothered about 3DTV, it just seems like a phase that we'll grow out of eventually, can't stand having to wear £100 glasses just to watch telly
 
 
-1 #3 blandead 2010-07-13 16:46
Quoting yourma2000:
well the world doesn't revolve around us brits, I can see 3D just fine but I'm not particularly bothered about 3DTV, it just seems like a phase that we'll grow out of eventually, can't stand having to wear £100 glasses just to watch telly


it's not about watching telly. it's about watching blu rays in 3d or gaming in 3d. I don't see this as going away at all
 
 
+1 #4 BroHamBone 2010-07-14 04:26
I do believe they are making 3D Sets that you dont need glasses. And Nintendo already proposed a "3DS" where you dont need glasses. I am still waiting on Sharp and there quattron HDTV's. I really do think those will be a hit. 3D is a really amazing technological invention though.
 
 
0 #5 ghelyar 2010-07-14 12:23
I had no problem seeing 3D before the recent burst of 3D movies such as Avatar.

When I went to Singapore, we watched "Pirates" in "4D" with Leslie Nielsen and Eric Idle, and I could see the 3D very well. When I went to see Avatar a couple of years later, I could barely notice the 3D at all. Both used polarised glasses. All the glasses did for me in Avatar was let me view an otherwise blurry picture. I just really hope that they don't stop doing 2D movies in the future, or I won't be able to go to the Cinema at all.
 
 
0 #6 blandead 2010-07-14 16:21
Active Shutter Glasses is the way to go, otherwise it looks like crap
 

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