It’s fantastic, but I can’t stand it!Friday, November 19th, 2010 by Roberto Saracco
I had the opportunity of visiting Infocomm Asia in Hong Kong, http://www.infocomm-asia.com/ , and the main theme was 3D screens, movies and television, advertisement and games.
I have to confess that those many screens had a magnetic effect on me and I spent several minutes looking in awe at the images, through polarized glasses and also without them. Then, I had to quit.
I started to feel uneasy and then a full blown headache hit me. It was not the first time. When I see 3D screens after a while I get headache. It may be a matter of just few minutes or ten. And the headache lingers for a while.
It is not just me, apparently several people suffer the same. Viewing 3D on a home screen is quite different than viewing it in a cinema. There you are sitting in a darkened environment and all you see is the screen. At home (or at a fair) the ambient is illuminated and therefore you see at the same time the screen and its surrounding. Your eyes scan the whole environment and when they move from the screen to what is at the side have to readjust their focus and this is what affect adversely several people, myself included.
Therefore, yes the images are really fantastic but they are not for me!