Submitted by ubiquitious 1721d ago | article

3D means headaches to many, yet companies push on

NEW YORK, N.Y. - From Hollywood studios to Japanese TV makers, powerful business interests are betting 3-D will be the future of entertainment, despite a major drawback: It makes millions of people uncomfortable or sick.

Optometrists say as many as one in four viewers have problems watching 3-D movies and TV, either because 3-D causes tiresome eyestrain or because the viewer has problems perceiving depth in real life. In the worst cases, 3-D makes people queasy, leaves them dizzy or gives them headaches.

Researchers have begun developing more lifelike 3-D displays that might address the problems, but they're years or even decades from being available to the masses. (Industry, Tech)

LoneWanderer09  +   1721d ago
I have never seen 3D, because i wear glasses and i don't plan to fuck up my eye site even more
darthv72  +   1721d ago
thats what...
laser eye surgery is for.

With the push for 3d we should see an equal marketing push from the pain relieving drug mfgs.

In addition to excedrin pm and excedrin migrane we will get excedrin 3d.
Pozzle  +   1721d ago
Do you know how much laser eye surgery costs? Shit's damn expensive :/
Genesis5  +   1721d ago
Well then I would suggest that these people don't watch 3D. I know my eye gets sore when I stick a pointy stick in it. So I stopped doing that.

As for watching 3D myself. I like the immersion that it adds and it causes me no distress.
Dysmorphic  +   1721d ago
My eyes can't process 3D either, not that I've heard it's that great anyway.

EDIT: I normally pay no attention to disagrees but apparently I can see 3D and I've heard that it is great. Haha. :p
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darthv72  +   1721d ago
its confusing but we see in 3d every day
It may be argued that people dont see in 3d but we do. With both eyes we get the ability of depth which is what the 3rd dimension relates to. We see height/length, width and depth.

There is no magical 3d anything because it is around us all the time. Each eye receives information at different rates but at our own individual pace. Not something that is fed to us at a particular refresh rate.

The term "3D" became a focus back in the 50's i think when it was given to the perception of taking something that was flat and making it appear to have depth. 3D movies back then was the delivery medium. Very un natural but still the effect was impressive for its time.

Unless you only have one working eye, everyone can see 3d and their brain processes the information from each eye to complete the picture. The result in headaches and/or eye strain is caused by the sustained frame rate being fed at a pace that some may not be able to process. That is why some get them and some dont.
garos82  +   1721d ago
i was concerned about this too. but i tried gran turismo 5 for 2 hours straight at my local gamerbase, fortunately i didnt feel quesy dizzy or shaken up in way apart from awe.
im currently looking to save cash and get myself a 3d tv for feb killzone 3 release
Zashule  +   1721d ago
Meh, I'm sure we will adjust. Anyone remember their first time playing Mario 64... Or Super Mario Galaxy? I can play those fine now, but the first time I played both of them, I almost puked.
DNAbro  +   1721d ago
u serious?
zootang  +   1721d ago
Going back to SD from HD gives me a headache. I think it's just your eyes getting used to it.
iamnsuperman  +   1721d ago
I am one of these people who after a while gets headaches but (in the UK) it is around 15% get headaches from 3D and 25% in america who have experienced it (i.e. no all the time) http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21... Small percentage get affect but still at least 75% are not affected
Rashonality  +   1721d ago
title fix
"3D means money for tv companies and a marketing scheme for other, yet we still fall for it"
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Bozzio  +   1721d ago
Agreed. They're just running out of ideas for gimmicks
nycredude  +   1721d ago
It may be a gimmick for you but it isn't for me. you guys think they should ignore the 75 to 80 percent of people who DON'T get headaches just because of the 20 to 25 percent of people who do get it? I hope you guys aren't in business cause you would fail.

How many people in the US do you think can afford a Lamborghini? how many do you think can afford a corolla? Which do you think sell more? Why do they still sell lamborghinis?

Point is if there is a demand for something someone will fill the void. And don't kid yourself there is a demand for 3d. it may not be a huge amount yet but VHS, CD, DVD, Bluray all had to start somewhere..

Also you guys shouldn't be so against it. No one is forcing you to buy or use it. In fact it is because of all this new tech that regular hdtvs that used to cost 2000 are available for 500 to 1000 dollars. So just STFU and be happy.
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Pliskin-ecu  +   1721d ago
100% agree
ForzaGT  +   1721d ago
at first I was quite sceptic of 3d and admit that I did get some headhache, but after giving 3D a proper go with 3DTV, I have gradually got used to it and eventually notice no difference between formats, for anyone who is not sure I would strongly advise giving it a go over a period of time rather than short movie visits before making judgement, since its a experience that cannot be missed given the content that is available backed by all major (sony, Sky, ESPN...) companies
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kungfuian  +   1721d ago
See with one eye so no 3d for me. The sonner we make to jump to holograms the better. guessing about 15-20 years max.
RankFTW  +   1721d ago
Why should I be penalised because some people get headaches using 3D.
blackpanther25  +   1721d ago
At first the 3D was bugging my eyes(and i use prescription lens), but recently they don't hurt anymore.

Tron Legacy didn't at all and the 3D in that movie was wonderful
Miths  +   1721d ago
So are they saying that the rest of us should be denied the experience just because a substantial amount of people can't enjoy it?

I live in a rather flat country - ban rock climbing!
I don't get laid as often as I'd like - ban sex! :)
Kakkoii  +   1721d ago
So.. because some people get headaches from it, I shouldn't be allowed to have the option to watch in 3D? fuck that.
DNAbro  +   1721d ago
It does suck for people who can't experience 3d. most of the time it's awesome.

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