or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › News Forum › Community News & Polls › Do You Suffer From 3D Sickness?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Do You Suffer From 3D Sickness? - Page 3

Poll Results: Do You Suffer From 3D Sickness?

 
  • 48% (154)
    Never
  • 15% (50)
    Always
  • 19% (62)
    Sometimes, depending on the program
  • 2% (7)
    Sometimes, depending on where I sit
  • 8% (28)
    Only with active-shutter glasses, not passive glasses
  • 1% (5)
    Only with passive glasses, not active-shutter glasses
  • 4% (13)
    I've never seen stereoscopic 3D
319 Total Votes  
post #61 of 123
Avatar in reald made me tired. The few times I watched displays in the store I felt quite sick after 10-20 minutes. The only 3d display I have owned at home was a passive lg monitor and in 2d mode it was like using mini blinds so I promptly returned it. While I'm open minded about 3d I'm not sure if its for me.

I don't play to many video games anymore either due to them making me sick. So I am a person that is more sensitive to that sort of thing than normal.

Edit: I also wanted to mention that I seem to have trouble focusing on some things as well. I do buy some 3d stuff because often times the movie is only a few bucks more with it.
post #62 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by DRaven72 View Post

I was wondering this too! I don't think it falls under that catagory because we are not getting headaches, dizzyness, or motion sickness.

I do feel like I went through a workout at times though lol.

+1

makes my eyes tired and has kind of a dulling effect.

havent really seen a 3d movie that made me feel "this can only be 3d - everything else is worthless" Not even Hugo - which was the best 3D I ve seen so far but still enjoyable in 2D. Lie-MAX 3d is better than realD for me.

Not my cup of tea for home theatre. I dunno, Im not a big fan of this type of 3d anyways. I like the old "comin at ya!" 3D better -in sensible doses of course. True, a lot of movies were cheesy and gimmicky but thats just how it was used, not the presentation itself.

I dunno - give me a 3D that has both positive AND negative parallax AND with no glasses required AND no $3 surcharge biggrin.gif
post #63 of 123
In the beginning I used to get 3D sickness (bad headaches) but there was always poor conditions, crosstalk. Avatar in 3D IMAX was no issue, Transformers 3 in our local theater (passive) not a good experience, not focused well and horrible at far right and far left on the screen. Couple days ago, Prometheus at my friends house, Panasonic projector & blu-ray thru Denon 3312, absolutely no discomfort, and no crosstalk.
Need to get some glasses for my own to check in my own home, Panny VT50, Oppo & Denon.

Ed
post #64 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimeran View Post

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...

I just had my eyes checked and I need some glasses for driving at night and I wonder if, when I get them, it will help with the 3D?

I have a Panasonic 65 and have watched roughly 20 different 3D movies on it. I have the exact issue Kimeran - for some reason I find it really challenging focusing on the image. It's random too - one night a movie may be fine, the next night we go to finish up the movie and I can't focus on it. Bad enough that I'll just dump out of 3D and watch it 2D.

I wear glasses, and have wondered if this issue would be negated if I wore my contacts instead. I haven't given it a shot yet.

-JR
post #65 of 123
I have been able to use passive with not much problems. Active, which my TV has don't touch it. Not comfortable at all.
post #66 of 123
I think the right set up In 2 D is just as good as 3D without the fatigue . more pop in color and sharpness with a properly setup 2D
post #67 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by funwithstereos View Post

I think the right set up In 2 D is just as good as 3D without the fatigue . more pop in color and sharpness with a properly setup 2D
The right setup in 3D is better imho... never had any problems with 3D at the movies or at home with any of my 3 sets (65"DLP, 110" DLP active, 32" in the camper passive).
post #68 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nighthawk68 View Post

In the beginning I used to get 3D sickness (bad headaches) but there was always poor conditions, crosstalk. Avatar in 3D IMAX was no issue, Transformers 3 in our local theater (passive) not a good experience, not focused well and horrible at far right and far left on the screen. Couple days ago, Prometheus at my friends house, Panasonic projector & blu-ray thru Denon 3312, absolutely no discomfort, and no crosstalk.
Need to get some glasses for my own to check in my own home, Panny VT50, Oppo & Denon.

Ed

IMAX 3D is a form of Passive 3D it is actually inferior to both Disney 3D and RealD 3D. The issue may not have been that is was passive but that the display was not set correctly. I would give those 3D techs another go (make sure it's a creditable theater) and see if you have no discomfort.
post #69 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by JuiceRocket View Post

I have a Panasonic 65 and have watched roughly 20 different 3D movies on it. I have the exact issue Kimeran - for some reason I find it really challenging focusing on the image. It's random too - one night a movie may be fine, the next night we go to finish up the movie and I can't focus on it. Bad enough that I'll just dump out of 3D and watch it 2D.

I wear glasses, and have wondered if this issue would be negated if I wore my contacts instead. I haven't given it a shot yet.

-JR

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.
post #70 of 123
Anyone watched 3D in the 3D 4K Passive Format? Was there problems here, or is this only a lower Resolution problem?
post #71 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airion View Post

So just what is it about sterescopic 3D that gives these symptoms? I think it's a big mix of the following:


Accommodation/convergence mismatch. ...

Eye problems. ...

Flicker. ...

Hightened sense of motion with 3D. ...

The nocebo effect.

Misattribution. ...

Interesting and reasonable analysis, sure it's more than just motion input in itself but made worse by it. Remove the motion part, wear someone's specs or prism and read and you'll get vertigo, eye strain and headache. And yes with practice usually you can get used to it to some extent, just as in people with chronic vertigo.

I have no first hand experience with 3D (only tried it briefly in BB), do the eyes really converge? I suspect it's more the change in perspective and paradox rather than the act of convergence itself, like when you first put on your new pair of prescription specs.
post #72 of 123
Only ever watch 3-D at the cinema (no 3-D display at home and no plans on getting one). I get headaches if the movie goes on for more than 90 minutes or so. Eye strain too. The only time this did not happen was for The Hobbit in 48fps 3-D. No strain or headache. Not yet won over by the aesthetics of the 48fps but I believe the faster frame rate made the 3-D easier to manage for me.
post #73 of 123
Nope!
post #74 of 123
neither my son(9) nor myself have any adverse side effects, however, my wife gets headaches and dizziness and her eyes hurt.
post #75 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilian.ca View Post

I have no first hand experience with 3D (only tried it briefly in BB), do the eyes really converge? I suspect it's more the change in perspective and paradox rather than the act of convergence itself, like when you first put on your new pair of prescription specs.

I think you might be confused with the term "converge", which just means your eyes point (inward) to meet at whatever you want to look at. But I think your example of new/different glasses is definitely on the right track. I've always felt a new pair of glasses to be disorienting, if not sickening, at first!
post #76 of 123
There is a missing category in the poll. So I selected "Never" but I have to admit the only time I get nauseated in any connection with s3D is when I come to AVS Forum and read yet another negative thread about something negative on 3D viewing.

So, here we go again as if we haven't hashed this over and over and beat a dead horse to death on it and yet 3D is still here, still popular, AND there are still and always will be a tiny portion of the population who will dwell on the negative on anything new. There will always will be a tiny portion of the population who have vision issues that make 3D viewing troublesome. These people will probably gravitate to this forum because here they can be heard and others will understand and listen with interest. Elsewhere all they will get is a curious momentary bit of pity, the same given to anyone else with a rare malady.
post #77 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Landis View Post

There is a missing category in the poll. So I selected "Never" but I have to admit the only time I get nauseated in any connection with s3D is when I come to AVS Forum and read yet another negative thread about something negative on 3D viewing.

So, here we go again as if we haven't hashed this over and over and beat a dead horse to death on it and yet 3D is still here, still popular, AND there are still and always will be a tiny portion of the population who will dwell on the negative on anything new. There will always will be a tiny portion of the population who have vision issues that make 3D viewing troublesome. These people will probably gravitate to this forum because here they can be heard and others will understand and listen with interest. Elsewhere all they will get is a curious momentary bit of pity, the same given to anyone else with a rare malady.

It almost sounds as if you're saying people who genuinely feel sick from viewing 3D are choosing to dwell on that negative aspect.

3D is a cool feature for those who can enjoy it. But I seriously doubt those who can enjoy it would be all that upset if it were to die out.

Also, I don't know if 3D is really thriving the way some may think. I feel it's a niche market, where only a small percentage of the population really even care much about it. Similar to the higher end home theater and audio scene. There are tons of 3D TV's being sold nowadays, but it seems as though it's mostly due to the fact that the majority of TV's now come with it standard.
post #78 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

It almost sounds as if you're saying people who genuinely feel sick from viewing 3D are choosing to dwell on that negative aspect.

This is almost certainly true. Again, negativity bias.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

3D is a cool feature for those who can enjoy it. But I seriously doubt those who can enjoy it would be all that upset if it were to die out.

Yeah, people like HD, but those who enjoy HD wouldn't be all that upset if it were to die out...!?
post #79 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airion View Post

This is almost certainly true. Again, negativity bias.
Yeah, people like HD, but those who enjoy HD wouldn't be all that upset if it were to die out...!?

Are you serious or joking? Hard to tell.

You mean to tell me that because I get headaches and vertigo from watching 3D content, that I'm choosing to not like it? As if I would just sit there and force myself to try to enjoy something that physically makes me feel bad.

Honestly, HD and 3D aren't in the same realm. There was an overwhelming improvement with HD over SD. A movie can surely be more enjoyable in 3D verus in 2D, but I don't think the difference would be as drastic as if they watched the same movie in SD versus HD. Also, HD didn't make a large percentage of the population feel unpleasant while watching it.

If someone who has issues with viewing 3D content were to simply badmouth everything about 3D, then sure, that's pretty ridiculous. But I honestly don't see anyone doing that. People are giving their opinions of 3D and it's effects on them and their movie watching experience. I don't think anyone is saying "wow, can't believe you like watching that 3D garbage. Don't you know it rots your brains out?!".

Why would people who do like 3D, have a problem with people who say they can't enjoy 3D?
post #80 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by JuiceRocket View Post

I have a Panasonic 65 and have watched roughly 20 different 3D movies on it. I have the exact issue Kimeran - for some reason I find it really challenging focusing on the image. It's random too - one night a movie may be fine, the next night we go to finish up the movie and I can't focus on it. Bad enough that I'll just dump out of 3D and watch it 2D.

I wear glasses, and have wondered if this issue would be negated if I wore my contacts instead. I haven't given it a shot yet.

-JR

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.
post #81 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airion View Post

I've never experienced sickness, but I did have bad eye strain for the first few days I used my Nintendo 3DS. It went away and has never come back. I view 3D (movies, PC games) with my projector almost daily now. My guess is it was just a matter of my eyes/brain needing to get used to viewing stereoscopic 3D.

I suspect many if not the majority of people who report sickness, eye strain, or headaches, wouldn't have problems if they were just exposed to stereoscopic 3D more, or more often.



+1
post #82 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

You mean to tell me that because I get headaches and vertigo from watching 3D content, that I'm choosing to not like it?

If 3D makes someone sick, they're more likely to choose to participate in a poll like this than those who haven't had a negative experience.

http://experiencematters.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/which-consumers-share-the-most-feedback/

Quote:
Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

3D is a cool feature for those who can enjoy it. But I seriously doubt those who can enjoy it would be all that upset if it were to die out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

Honestly, HD and 3D aren't in the same realm.

My point was, the fact is there are a lot of people who value 3D much more than you do. Speaking for myself, I find 3D to be as much of an upgrade as HD was. That doesn't mean you should value it as much as I do, but you should speak for yourself.
post #83 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airion View Post

I've never experienced sickness, but I did have bad eye strain for the first few days I used my Nintendo 3DS. It went away and has never come back. I view 3D (movies, PC games) with my projector almost daily now. My guess is it was just a matter of my eyes/brain needing to get used to viewing stereoscopic 3D.

I suspect many if not the majority of people who report sickness, eye strain, or headaches, wouldn't have problems if they were just exposed to stereoscopic 3D more, or more often.

My theory is that because I am sensitive to the "rainbow effect" in DLP projection and plasma flicker, I am also sensitive to LCD shutter glasses. I agree that there is a bit of muscle memory/exercise needed by some (not all) folks when they first get into stereoscopic viewing, but that is overcome quickly and easily.
post #84 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimeran View Post

I describe it as a lesser Dances With Wolves in space
I read that as LASER Dances With Wolves in space. If only.
post #85 of 123
Lots of people have likened Avatar to Dances with Wolves.

Any interest I had in seeing Avatar evaporated after hearing/reading that a few times. I'm not going to pay to see another polemic about noble savages vs decadent industrial [insert more adjectives here] society.

I must be one of the few who haven't seen it.
post #86 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by fritzi93 View Post

Lots of people have likened Avatar to Dances with Wolves.

Any interest I had in seeing Avatar evaporated after hearing/reading that a few times. I'm not going to pay to see another polemic about noble savages vs decadent industrial [insert more adjectives here] society.

I'd add Last Samurai to that list. They definitely share similar threads. But people generalize too much, especially when trying to discredit an extremely successful film. Despite their broad similarities, I like all three of these films for their own reasons.

I think Avatar is the most sophisticated. The Last Samurai is the most culturally appealing to me, but has more of a cheese factor (ninjas, loose history, etc). Dances of Wolves is pure but dull. They're all good though.

You're allowed to like all three by the way.
post #87 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by fritzi93 View Post

Lots of people have likened Avatar to Dances with Wolves.

Any interest I had in seeing Avatar evaporated after hearing/reading that a few times. I'm not going to pay to see another polemic about noble savages vs decadent industrial [insert more adjectives here] society.

I must be one of the few who haven't seen it.

"Dances with Smurfs", one of the all-time great South Park episodes, spins comedy gold out of that comparison. OK now I have to admit it, I want to see a 3D South Park movie. Why? Because... well... because the characters are so two-dimensional, that's why.

After I bought my most recent TV I stocked up on 3D Blu-rays. The 3D in Avatar looked even better than it did in the theaters, but the plot made me sick so I had to stop watching it.
post #88 of 123
Love 3D can't get enough, just watched Hobbit Blu-ray 3D so much fun. FYI I'm nearsighted with Astigmatism never a issue with 3D home or Theater.
Sad for those who get sick.
post #89 of 123
Seen 2 films at the theater in 3D with no problems during or after...
post #90 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8mile13 View Post

To be honest, i ain't gonna expose my eyes to the 3D nonsense so 3D sickness is never gonne happen smile.gif

+1 2 and 3!!!!!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Community News & Polls
AVS › AVS Forum › News Forum › Community News & Polls › Do You Suffer From 3D Sickness?