More Than 10% Of Brits Can't See 3D

Posted: Jul 13 2010, 6:43am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:21am CDT, in News | Home Entertainment

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Whenever I talk with one of my best friends about the 3D TV revolution, he always reminds me that because of his bad vision, 3D effects don't work for him so he couldn't care less - now there are some numbers as to how many people have the same problem.
It's a problem that could be bad news for the 3D TV makers, as according to a recent report from the charity Eyecare Trust, more than one-tenth of people in the UK can't even perceive 3D.

That means more than 10% of the entire consumer base in that country are already going to shun the new industry. "3D is appearing everywhere, and there’s loads of people complaining they can’t see it," said Eyecare Trust chairman Dharmesh Patel in an MCV interview.

He goes on to say, "For these six million people, it’s like taking the 3D glasses off, making everything all blurry. It can create really bad headaches and aches behind the eyes. Sometimes, something can be done, but it depends on the individual case."

So not only can these people not experience 3D effects in all their glory, but if they actually try to watch something in 3D it could lead to adverse effects.

It's unusual that such a wide-reaching health condition could affect the adoption rate of a new kind of technology, but these are the growing pains of 3D.

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