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April 15, 2010

Samsung issues warnings about 3-D TV

Posted: 11:12 AM ET

Pregnant women, drunk people and "those who are sleep deprived" should not watch 3-D television because of potential health issues, electronics manufacturer Samsung says on its Web site.

The company also says people at risk for stroke or epileptic seizures should consult a medical professional before watching TV in three dimensions.

Samsung and Panasonic began selling the first 3-D TVs in the U.S. last month.

The warnings come as other TV manufacturers are set to debut 3-D home entertainment systems this year. When watching 3-D TV, users wear special glasses with lenses that open and close rapidly to produce an image that appears to leap off of the screen.

Some of Samsung's warnings apply to everyone:

"Viewing 3D television may also cause motion sickness, perceptual after effects, disorientation, eye strain and decreased postural stability," the Web site message says. "It is recommended that users take frequent breaks to lessen the potential of these effects. If your eyes show signs of fatigue or dryness or if you have any of the above symptoms, immediately discontinue use of this device and do not resume using it for at least thirty minutes after the symptoms have subsided."

The TV maker also says wearing its 3-D glasses in normal situations, when you're not watching 3-D TV, "may be physically harmful to you and may weaken your eyesight."

The warning suggests that some 3-D TV viewers could become so disoriented that they could fall and hurt themselves:

"Viewing in 3-D may cause disorientation for some viewers," the warning says. "Accordingly, DO NOT place your TV television near open stairwells, cables, balconies, or other objects that can be tripped over, run into, knocked down, broken or fallen over."

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Sency   April 16th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

Its good they announced these concerns early as opposed to later

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Bruce Edwards   April 16th, 2010 11:21 pm ET

Makes me wanna go back to the early 70's when we didn't need an electronic box to see even in 4D!


James And Ryan Clark   April 17th, 2010 9:14 am ET

Who are these drunk pregnant women and why are they doing home decor? No one puts a tv of any type near a stair well nowadays, let alone a balcony. Drinking while pregnant, not so good. Drinking while pregnant and decorating, horrible. Forget the 3D, let's get on about these teenage mothers who are drinking all day, where they get the money for these TVs. And do trailers even have stair wells, or balconys? Ok, I know Jed down the way he built a balcony, but LuAnn fell off and now they are in a law suit, Thank God she wasnt pregnant, but she was a bit drunk. and these flippin glasses, who wants all that action going on that close to your eyes, you could jam an eyelash in there and be out of work for weeks.


barbara   April 17th, 2010 9:20 am ET

they are probably already working on a pill for this


jack   April 17th, 2010 10:39 am ET

Here come the lawsuits!


Not a 3D Fan   April 17th, 2010 7:08 pm ET

Before we went to the theatre to see Avatar, my partner and I talked about the possible (short-term) effects of watching 3-D especially on IMAX. We remembered watching one of the first IMAX movies that included scenes of flying in a glider. Many people in the audience suffered from temporary vertigo and nausea. The effects are similar to travel-sickness. Some of us are more sensitive than others. Geez, event the onslaught of visual stimiuation in today's movie threatres can cause the same feeling. I digress, but I became very ill (but temporarily) after riding on the tea-cup ride in Disney World – I was temporarily blind and ended up with a massive headache. My point is that some of us can tolerate having our senses challenged to an extreme; others cannot. This time, it was my partner who had to leave the threatre because he became ill – sweats, palpatations, and overall queaziness. There was a happy ending. He was finally able to watch Avatar today – in the comfort of our own home and without the 3D.


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Gloria   April 19th, 2010 8:32 am ET

America and the world for as that matters. We were born to die, but why rush it because of human greed. Yes, there are a lot of things in this world today that causes a lot of dieases these days. However, we must realize that when we accept what they feed us, we have open the door for them (Large Cooporation) and the good old boys to continue to use the human race as their lab. Remember, there is a big issue about health care when will it stop. Young people, you have a voice, do not be duked. I am from the 60's as they call us the baby boom generation. We took a stand. If you all do not take a stand for something, you will stand for anything.


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melikey   April 19th, 2010 11:37 pm ET

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sTEVEN   April 20th, 2010 4:53 am ET

You do not need a 3D tv, you WANT one.
I bet you wil buy it, use the 3d for a few days then want your money back.

It is a waste, a fad and don't fall for it.


TAMMY!   April 21st, 2010 1:44 am ET

I guess I'm not getting one, I alway watch tv at the top of my stairs while drunk and sleep deprved!


Aldona   April 21st, 2010 1:36 pm ET

I'm epileptic so obviously won't be getting one of these babies, but I've had more fun reading these comments than you'll ever know. Particularly the "Life is fatal" comment that was made early on.

And, I have to agree with the sentiment of so many others – everything "harms" us these days. The only reason people are so gaga over this one is because the company admitted it (and so soon at that). I'd rather see cigarettes pulled from the market than this TV. Other people having this TV won't harm my health!


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Jack   April 25th, 2010 6:27 pm ET

Well, now that I think about it seems kind of... ironic, that our own dimension can cause us physical and possibly mental harm... pretty soon all we'll need to fight wars is these things... just get everyone all screwed up so they fall and then shoot them and then we all go home...


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Andrew Lee   September 16th, 2010 1:49 am ET

Thanks for the article, my wife is pregnant now and we plan next week to buy a 3D TV .... once again thanks for the information ... greetings:
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