3D TV is bad for your eyes. Who'd have thunk it?
We might not be going too far out on a limb here, but we reckon that 3D telly might be doomed. Partly because it’s expensive, partly because you have to wear the stupid glasses and now, partly because it could KILL YOU.
Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration but some new research, funded by Samsung (who make 3D TVs) says that it can cause eye fatigue and strain, with 3D watchers having less visual clarity than those who had watched a 2D video.
The disparity between the depth of the screen and the depth of the 3D image caused the most problems, though researchers also found the relationship between image depth and nearness of the screen also played a role in eye strain.
But the great news for cineastes is that 3D is more comfortably viewed in a theatre than in a living room. Which could all mean that while 3D movies are here to stay, the small-screen version could end up being a flash in the pan.
We continue to await the arrival of little holograms that we can hold in our palms, like in Star Wars...