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4/19/2010 10:00 PM EDT
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CamilleK
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re: Samsung warns of 3-D TV health hazards
CamilleK   4/23/2010 7:43:27 PM
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From the technology perspective, health hazards could be mitigated with a '3D ready with option to turn off' as needed for any discomfort. It should not be a big deal, after all no-one is driving or operating heavy machinery while watching (who knows, may be there will case uses who do just that ). My discomfort on the technology front is the various confusing options and standards (my automated research assistant Wiki P Dia can attest to that). From a consumer perspective, I cannot get over the glasses required inconvenience (specially since I already wear glasses) so always-wear glasses will never be an option for me. Maybe one session here and there could be tolerable but this brings up the need for extra spending (aka pocket hazard) when I am still enjoying the Blu Ray 1080p experience and expenditure. So I would encourage autostereoscopic solutions and closure on standards for now.

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selinz   4/23/2010 9:53:00 PM
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While I'm not sure exactly what technology Samsung is using, it sure seems as though using cross polarized glasses combined with right and left pixels on the television would not be difficult or that costly to implement. By encloding DVD's or Blurays at 1/2 resolution with adjacent left and right pixels and a TV that had the associated pixels polarized appropriately, it seems this would be simple to produce. A plasma TV should be backward compatible with existing bluray and dvd standards. This is likely to be problematic in many types lcds however, depending on how they're implemented (some already have polarizers). Back to the topic of seizures however, their warning seems somewhat "boilerplate." As far as people who already use glasses, crossed polarizers are easy to clip onto any existing glasses.

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normannie   6/18/2014 7:31:35 AM
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  • I wanted to make a short 3-D animation and discussed with the specialists from an animation company in Los Angeles about the hazards potentially associated with the technology. By using the 200 Hz / 240 Hz screens and 3-D glasses switched synchronously the chances of photosensitive seizures considerably lowers, especially at children.


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R_Colin_Johnson   7/23/2014 11:43:46 AM
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Not sure is the eye problems you are referring to were caused by displays, but you definitely should visit your doctor as soon as you  develop any such symptoms.

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