Report: One-Fifth of TV Viewers May Get Sick, Have Headaches or Otherwise Have Problems with 3D TV. Given That Nielsen Says There Are 290 Million TV Viewers in the U.S., That’s An Astounding 58 Million People Who Have Physical Issues With 3D TV!

Nov 2, 2010  •  Post A Comment

As many as 20% of television viewers may have difficulty watching 3D TVs, with problems ranging from motion sickness to lazy eye muscles that make it hard to see the effects, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The figure comes from CBS executive Bob Seidel, vice president of CBS Advanced Technology and Engineering, the story notes.

As much as 10% of the population will be unable to see the effect because of a lazy eye muscle or because they are color blind, but "there is another percentage that can develop motion sickness or other motion-related issues, and then there are some that develop headaches," he said at the annual SMPTE conference last week, the article notes.


  1. I can tell you first hand how hard it is for me to watch anything in 3D. My kids like it but I can’t take it. First of all I have trouble actually seeing the eefects and it gives me a headache and makes me queazy.
    Based on people I know with similar issues, I’m guessing the numbers affected are even larger than this story indicates.

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