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OMG, It’s Like When They List the Possible Side Effects of Prescription Drugs: Samsung Warns of the Possibilty of Stroke and Convulsion From Watching Its New 3D TV Sets!

Apr 20, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Thinking of getting one of those new 3D capable TV sets? Just be aware that there are slew of "side effects" Samsung says you can get from watching 3D TV.

The TV manufacturer posted the warning on it Australian website, according to EETimes.

According to the article, "Samsung’s posting, titled, ‘Photosensitive Seizure Warning and Other Health Risks,’ runs through a short list of serious maladies that can be triggered as a result of viewing 3-D TV, the worst of which is a stroke or epileptic seizure. The warning also describes a long list of symptoms to watch out for—especially in children and teenagers—including altered vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching, confusion, nausea, convulsions, cramps, disorientation and ‘loss of awareness.’

10 Comments

  1. As much as I enjoy electronics and especially in advances in television – I’m more than willing to sit the 3D television fad out until they find a way to do it without wearing special glasses. There is a college professor who has come up with the concept of viewing 3D with the naked eye – I suspect it will be made into a consumer electronic appliance within a decade. I’ll wait for that!-)

  2. This technology seems to be one that will take more years more for the the technology to be perfected. Our eyes and brains are more complicated than flatscreen technology, period. Nonetheless, the big consumer electronics companies hope enough early-adapters will just get what’s being cranked out. I figure the current standards to be akin to the next Betamax, or at best, an interim format like 8-track. I can wait.

  3. Watching 3D TV can cause blood clots?
    I was under the impression that strokes were the result of blood clots blocking arteries.

  4. There will never be 3D without some sort of viewing aid, such as glasses, a lenticular screen until projected colored holograms, like that of Princess Leia projected from R2D2 in STARWARS.
    The reason is very simple. Its because the 3D isn’t really three dimensional objects. It’s the ILLUSION of three dimensional objects from a two dimensional source. Getting three dimensional images out of a two dimensional display system is like getting STEREO out of a single speaker. It just isn’t possible.
    Ergo all the mental problems. Our bodies have two eyes, and those of us who have learned to see three dimensions – 10% of the general population doesn’t – see a single 3D image. This mental process is known as Cyclopean Perception.
    The Samsung 3D TV involves flickering the LEFT eye image to our left eye and the RIGHT eye image to the right eye, alternating at 60 times per second. The images are not present together at the same time, they are in the real world which our brains have learned to see.
    Therefore, the brain is perceiving one eye information just ahead of the other eye. This is not normal. Our brains have rudimentary defensive mechanisms to protect us against eating neuro-toxic poisons, as from mushrooms. The first effect of a neuro-toxin is abnormal sound or vision – the two most sensitive nerves in our bodies.
    This is what our brains do to us when we are seasick, or nauseous on a carnival ride or when we sit in the front row of the movie theater.
    Therefore, the odd sensation we feel when watching 3D of any kind is our brain saying – “Hey, something’s not right. I better throw up” or have a seizure or shut down other systems before death occurs.
    Frankly, I see no point to 3D. Its just a distraction to the story. It’s only popular because Producers don’t know how to make good programming to keep us watching TV, they think we’re stupid enough to think that bad programming is good if its in 3D.
    Can you imagine the first person who has a seizure watching the Super Bowl, and they get to sue NBC for $100,000,000. Then NBC won’t think 3D is such a good idea.
    Then we’ll be back to the same ol’ junk.

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