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View Poll Results: Do You Suffer From 3D Sickness?
Never 165 49.11%
Always 52 15.48%
Sometimes, depending on the program 65 19.35%
Sometimes, depending on where I sit 7 2.08%
Only with active-shutter glasses, not passive glasses 28 8.33%
Only with passive glasses, not active-shutter glasses 5 1.49%
I've never seen stereoscopic 3D 14 4.17%
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post #91 of 125 Old 03-23-2013, 01:48 PM
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For some reason I get sleepy.. Does that fall under eye strain?

Not if you're watching Lord of the Rings. Happens to me all the time. wink.gif

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One of the biggest complaints about stereoscopic 3D is that watching it can make some people physically sick with eye strain, headaches, dizziness, or nausea.
Yes its garbage,i wont ever watch that crap!!
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I do not care for 3d. I can appreciate the advancement and technology but it is unfortunately not for me either. It makes my eyes fatigue very quickly so my Sony is just going to stay 2d with a great display.
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I do not care for 3d. I can appreciate the advancement and technology but it is unfortunately not for me either. It makes my eyes fatigue very quickly so my Sony is just going to stay 2d with a great display.

Agreed - I saw two 3D films over the last couple of years at the theaters, but I don't care to have it at home...
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Yes its garbage,i wont ever watch that crap!!

The sad truth is you've viewed the world through stereoscopic 3D your whole life! To reject 3D is to reject our human nature.
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I think this is due to the actual content more than anything else, I have about 100 3D movies and some just don't get the 3D thing right. But the ones that due I have no problem focusing.

Take Dredd and Dredd 3D in the 2D version the background is out of focus so the main thing on the screen "pops" now that same image on the 3D version has everything in focus and it relies on our braids to look at what we want to see and put everything else out of focus.

Little things like that makes 3D more enjoyable.

I'm sure this could be the case. There are a few movies that I don't seem to have problems with, but others I've had to just give up. I've never gone back to try the movie out a second time, but perhaps if I did I'd discover what you're saying.

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The focusing thing from my personal experience was from sitting too close to the set. When you feel this, stand up and walk a foot or two behind your recliner/couch and look. I had to move my HT Chairs back an extra foot because of being too close and straining/crossing eyes thing went away.

I have a feeling alot of these eye strain/headaches are from improper seat position when watching 3d. Use to be for me.

I have noticed that if I sit at eye level with my TV, the viewing experience seems a bit better. Unfortunately I had the TV hung a bit high (hard to have your TV a foot and a half off the ground when you have a 2 year old in the house - and the WAF wasn't happening), so I think that's part of the challenge.

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The sad truth is you've viewed the world through stereoscopic 3D your whole life! To reject 3D is to reject our human nature.

Yes thats quite true my friend,i see you are quite knowledgable smile.gif
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With Passive lenses, I'm fine for extended wear (I sat through a double feature of Toy Story in 3D using passive lenses). With Active Lenses however, I encounter the same symptoms I get when watching CRT monitors for extended periods, though with a much faster onset:

  • Immediately upon the active glasses activating (usually when they've been synced to the monitor for programming material), the back of my eyes itch slightly.
  • Five minutes in, and my brain feels fuzzy, while my eyes physically hurt (level 1/10 - annoyance, yet noticeable)
  • Ten minutes in, I have a headache that's a 3/10 on the pain scale (enough to pop pills, if only because I know it'll get worse if I don't do so soon.) My eyes also hurt physically (4/10), and I find myself rubbing them on a regular basis to try and alleviate symptoms.
  • ~13 minutes in, and nausea has set in. Headache is now a 4.5/10, while my eyes literally refuse to focus on the display (pain is 5/10). I promptly removed the glasses and had to rest for a few moments until symptoms dissipated.

Environment was a well-lit Best Buy, the program material was bright and colorful in nature, and the display center was eye-level with the glasses. Viewing position was 0 degrees center. The longest test was done on a Samsung (1st gen), though symptoms present themselves in the same fashion and times with newer displays from Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, etc. It's a shame, because LG's passive lenses look great, but the loss of vertical resolution at large screen sizes is a deal-breaker for me (on the 3DS' smaller screens, it's a non-issue). If LG unveils a sub-$5k panel that does full resolution 1080p in 3D using passive glasses, I'll be a Day One adopter, credit card be damned. I know they claim I can see the entire detail based on how the eye works, but I still see scan lines on their 3D content, and that's something I don't expect to see on anything made since the PS2 era.
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I know they claim I can see the entire detail based on how the eye works, but I still see scan lines on their 3D content, and that's something I don't expect to see on anything made since the PS2 era.

Yes, there's that. It's my understanding that a somewhat thicker black matrix mask contributes to the "scan lines". That is intended to maintain enough separation between the alternate lines so each view is distinct. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. My viewing distance (~ 8 feet) was partially determined by the fact that I can't see the lines at that distance. Others will be more sensitive to them, I'm sure.

Nevertheless, 3D on my LG 65" passive set looks better to me than the numbers suggest. I won't venture to say how much or try to put a number on it. I can't quite buy into the "image fusion" claim.

I too am waiting for 80 inch or so 4K passive sets to get under ~ $5,000 bucks.
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3-D always gives me a headache. 3-D has no background but your brain looks for the missing background. I'm sure that's why so many of us get a headache...???

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I have never had any type of sickness while sitting down and watching a 3D movie at the movie theater. A few years back a friend who did programming using Iowa State University's 6 sided virtual reality center http://www.vrac.iastate.edu/c6.php showed me it's capabilities. I could only last about 20 minutes before I had to exit the room and lay down for the next 2 hours before I felt better. This was before they spent $4 million dollars to upgrade it in 2006, making it at that time the most advanced VR room in the world. Maybe the tech wouldn't make me sick....of course my friend has moved on so I probably won't be experiencing it again.

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Color Blind to red-green spectrum and partially blind in left eye. This causes dizziness, headache, eye strain, nausea so don't watch 3d at all.
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Most commercial releases in the theater bother me. From headaches to motion sickness. Avatar was the worst. However, I had no problems with Up. I typically avoid 3D versions in the theater as I feel that much of the film is out of focus. Almost like they can't keep the 3D effects and the background in focus at the same time. Also, in the theater seating location is critical. Certainly not worth the trouble.

All 3D presentations at Disney World, including Capt. EO, Honey I shrunk the Audience, A Bug's life, Muppets, and especially Mickey's Philharmagic are flawless from any position in the theater.
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I have two different eye prescriptions including differing myopia (near-sightedness) and astigmatism. I cannot watch eyeglass 3D (active or passive) but no glass 3D I can watch a bit.

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I have tried it only once and then I had motion sickness for the rest of the day. I dont want to feel like that again tongue.gif

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Never a problem w/Samsung 2011 & 2012 active, had an LG passive 55" for 5 days and realized it was making me nauseous, returned it.
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no never have.
1st things 1st - 3D is not all that exciting,or meant to be.
Very few pop out effects during a 90 minute or longer movie "gee wiz ha"...

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I feel a little motion sick and for me its just like getting a new pair of eye glasses, I have a large correction so comes with the territory. I really liked the passive 3D concept, but in the end went with a Panny ST50 active 3D.
I was afraid it might be a problem but I am getting used to it. We like watching in 3D, biggest problem is getting enough 3D stuff to watch. I might try contact lenses sometime as that might be better than using (Samsung) 3D glasses over my prescription. We will probably start renting more from the 3D rental website.
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3D content is not designed for the observant / curios. Im a visual person. A designer. My eyes always wander and wonder. For me, 3D content is about looking where the director wants you to look. Stray away from that and thats when the trouble happens. Sorry mr Director, more often than not, im going to wander off, look at backgrounds, textures, other parts of the scene and not the main character or focal point. Oddly enough, 3D porn is a lot easier to follow.
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Watched my first 3D movie "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" at home, I got dizzy after the first 15 minutes.
I stopped watching, later that same day I watched again and there was no problem, since.then I've watched about 6 others, no problems.
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With Passive lenses, I'm fine for extended wear (I sat through a double feature of Toy Story in 3D using passive lenses). With Active Lenses however, I encounter the same symptoms I get when watching CRT monitors for extended periods, though with a much faster onset:

  • Immediately upon the active glasses activating (usually when they've been synced to the monitor for programming material), the back of my eyes itch slightly.
  • Five minutes in, and my brain feels fuzzy, while my eyes physically hurt (level 1/10 - annoyance, yet noticeable)
  • Ten minutes in, I have a headache that's a 3/10 on the pain scale (enough to pop pills, if only because I know it'll get worse if I don't do so soon.) My eyes also hurt physically (4/10), and I find myself rubbing them on a regular basis to try and alleviate symptoms.
  • ~13 minutes in, and nausea has set in. Headache is now a 4.5/10, while my eyes literally refuse to focus on the display (pain is 5/10). I promptly removed the glasses and had to rest for a few moments until symptoms dissipated.

Environment was a well-lit Best Buy, the program material was bright and colorful in nature, and the display center was eye-level with the glasses. Viewing position was 0 degrees center. The longest test was done on a Samsung (1st gen), though symptoms present themselves in the same fashion and times with newer displays from Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, etc. It's a shame, because LG's passive lenses look great, but the loss of vertical resolution at large screen sizes is a deal-breaker for me (on the 3DS' smaller screens, it's a non-issue). If LG unveils a sub-$5k panel that does full resolution 1080p in 3D using passive glasses, I'll be a Day One adopter, credit card be damned. I know they claim I can see the entire detail based on how the eye works, but I still see scan lines on their 3D

"in a well lit Best Buy” so you were surrounded by many florescent light fixtures flashing a 60Hz and put glasses in front of you eyes that are flashing back and fourth at 120hz synced to a screen flashing at 120Hz (the lights are not synced to the TV) and you wonder why you get eye strain. That's why the passive looked so much better because polarized light from the TV is not bothered by the outside light source. Please try your experiment in an environment without outside light (especially florescent). Unfortunately they are hard to come by as places like BB don't have properly lite display rooms and definitely give a bad rep to active displays.

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I don't get sick I have been to several 3D films. I don't really get 3D thou it doesn't pop out at me I guess is the best way to put it.

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here is a question, does anyone else have a hard time focusing on an image in a 3D movie? I feel sometimes like I am not looking at the right thing and my eyes are trying to focus by they cant...
Same here, at least with some 3D movies. One caveat: I don't typically go to 3D movies anyway, I go to movies I want to see and there have just not been a lot of 3D movies I've wanted to see.

What I find relevant is how the production used 3D. Comparing my theater experience viewing Avatar to that viewing Prometheus, I would have to give Prometheus the nod. I think it's a difference in presentation. Avatar's 3D effect was so pronounced it forced me to concentrate on the portion of the screen that was in focus. If I let my eyes wander, as I usually do when watching a movie, I found that I felt a "pulling" sensation and a bit of something like vertigo. Prometheus' 3D effect was more subtle and, I felt, less "in your face". I found that it didn't feel at all like I was watching a 3D movie, just that every 3D shot appeared more "natural", as if I was viewing the action "live".

You can argue the relative merits of each movie all day and both have their proponents and their detractors. Disregarding their plot shortcomings (and each had many), I came away from Prometheus far more impressed than from Avatar. I think that was due to my being able to follow Prometheus' story line better since I didn't have to constantly redirect my attention to the area of the screen where the 3D was forcing me to look.

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I have never had an issue until I tried watching Men In Black 3 3D late at night one time (about midnight). I was already tired but persevered through the whole movie.
The next morning I felt like I was recovering from the worst hangover I had ever experienced. Dizzy, nauseous and disorientated.
Since then I have limited my 3D viewing to day/evenings.

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As one other poster mentioned, I too disliked Avatar and decided that 3D was a bust. My 15 year old son who is good at art took off his 3D glasses because "the colors were wrong" (was 12 at the time). We ended up migrating to a 2D showing that day.

Recently I took a group of his friends to a new theater complex to see the Hobbit. The kids decided to see the HFR 3D while I went for 2D but my movie started 45 minutes earlier. When it was done I went to the entrance for the 3D showing to wait. One of the ushers and I started discussing the pros and cons of 3D and he handed me glasses and recommended I check out the rest of the Hobbit. I was impressed, the whole screen looked crisp and the motion wasn't blurred. It was better than the 2D to my surprise.
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Active shutter with my Panasonic plasma has never given me, or any of my guests a problem.

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i finally saw the new 4k 55 inch tv in best buy. although the display confirmed my biggest concern (in order to really appreciate 4k and make it worthwhile, you need like a 150 inch screen IMO) i will say that the 3d presentation offered was easier on the eyes. I heard before that 4k could be put to better use for 3d media but wasnt sure exactly why. something about less flicker?

still not interested. 99% of the time when I am at my placve, I have my glasses on and its just annoying and cumbersome to wear another pair of glasses on top of it. guess its one of the YMMV things tongue.gif

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After about 15 minutes my eyes start to tear up. I constantly have to take the glasses on and off. In a physical sense the format is just not for me.smile.gif
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I suffer none at all.
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