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Initial post: 9 Feb 2013, 16:09:13 GMT
call me weird but,I really struggle to watch 3D movies,chronic headaches. Anything more than about 45mins really starts to detract from what is usually a stunning visual display. It may sound silly but the closest thing I could desribe it as is like "snow blindness" i

Posted on 9 Feb 2013, 17:17:13 GMT
Truman says:
I don't get headaches but my eyes definitely feel a bit uncomfortable, plus I hate wearing glasses over my normal glasses... Too much effort for something that doesn't really add anything to a film!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013, 18:10:02 GMT
J.Yasimoto says:
Yeah, exactly the same. About 45-60 mins is my limit. Same for the 3DS. About an hour before I start developing headaches.

Posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:25:56 GMT
C. Gould says:
I generally experience a bit of eye strain after watching films in 3D and I had a headache after Life of Pi. The big problem for me is that my brain knows it's not really a three-dimensional image so it's constantly trying to decide where to focus my eyes. Crosstalk doesn't help matters either and every 3D film I've seen has suffered from that to one degree or another. Given the option I'll always go for a standard screening, but the problem nowadays is that a fair number of films are only available in 3D. The saving grace is that I no longer have to pay extra for 3D since I got by Unlimited Premium card. Small mercies and that.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2013, 18:55:57 GMT
Bourne1886 says:
Hi Chris,
What's an unlimited premium card?

Posted on 11 Feb 2013, 19:12:27 GMT
Bourne1886 says:
I like 3D and own about 12 3D Blu-ray movies,but it is a pain wearing the glasses. I wonder if the new glasses free 3D tv's will be up to much?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2013, 21:29:06 GMT
C. Gould says:
After you've been an Unlimited member for over a year they upgrade your card to include free 3D uplifts (and you get 25% off of food/drink). I've had mine for five years or so now, so it was a nice little bonus. Of course they just put the price up again... I get my money's worth though - I've managed between fifty and sixty films at the cinema for the past few years so it's saved me a few quid ad it's nice to to have the hassle of using cash. I don't even have to queue now - I just book online before I go and collect the tickets at the automated machine.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2013, 22:08:39 GMT
Bourne1886 says:
That sounds excellent and worth getting.

Posted on 16 Feb 2013, 16:54:18 GMT
I don't get headaches. I have 111 3d blu ray titles too. one of the real treats is the 'creature from the black lagoon' from 1954. 'dial m for murder' doesn't have as good a mastering on blu ray. most 3d titles look great but I have had problems with a few like 'shock corridor' .

Posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:58:50 GMT
Cartimand says:
Just out of interest, do you find the eyestrain and headache worse at the cinema or on your home 3D TV?

Posted on 28 Feb 2013, 00:10:18 GMT
Ufc Fan says:
Same here. Watched a 3D movie at the cinema and had to take the glasses off due to headache. Wonder if anyone will invent 3D Contact Lenses.??? Lol :-P

Posted on 1 Mar 2013, 22:36:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Mar 2013, 22:37:57 GMT
B. Morris says:
i'm just glad none of you lot are in charge of national security,what a set of wimps.

Posted on 2 Mar 2013, 00:41:45 GMT
Paul wey says:
this is one of the well known big problems of 3d

it was known about when it first startred and still is now

some of us are more sensitive for me i wont touch 3d as i know based on my audio and visual senstiives due to my autism and adhd that i will be affescted

took me yrs to get a 5.1 surround sound system as i always had prblems with surround sound when the few times i did go to cinema i prfere sound from front and not from asll angles

well this yr i got surround sound and yes ok in blocks of ten minutes or so but then i am prone to overload and headaches etc so have to turn it off

as i only watch any film in blocks of ten minutes then this is not too bad but i dont intend wasting money on 3d crap

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2013, 01:20:50 GMT
C. Gould says:
"i'm just glad none of you lot are in charge of national security,what a set of wimps."

We can't all be manly men like you.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2013, 01:26:50 GMT
C. Gould says:
To be fair promaboss, you're probably not representative of the majority of the viewing public, but then nor am I.

Anyway, my major issue with 3D isn't headaches (which I haven't had lately), it's cross-talk. Every 3D film I've seen - and I mean every single one - has suffered from this. The ghosting drives me mad. I watched Hansel & Gretel last night and the cross-talk was evident throughout. Having said that, I will admit that it was some of the better 3D I've seen. From what I've read only half of the film was shot in 3D, with the other half being post-converted, which could be a contributing factor. Still, I'd put it up their with Wreck-it-Ralph and Life of Pi as the best 3D I've seen theatrically.

Posted on 2 Mar 2013, 18:28:23 GMT
DeeJay says:
Its basically a degree of motion sickness that you can get when watching 3D movies. 2 images moving at once can make the brain struggle to adapt. Only one movie has ever made me feel like I had travel sickness, and that was Toy Story 3. To avoid it, relax your eyes when watching, dont try and force them to focus too much. And every twenty minutes or so focus on something not on the screen. Like the fire exit sign, or the coke in your hand. Do this for a few minutes and you should be fine.

Posted on 8 Apr 2013, 10:31:52 BST
I have a 3d tv and have stopped watching 3d movies,can't be bothered anymore as wearing those glasses makes me tired and they steam up if you have a cup of tea lol

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013, 17:43:49 BST
I have big 78" 3d tv and no problem with eye strain or headaches, i think the problem is with the makes and models of TV - i say this as my set up is LG which has polarized lenses and my friend has sony with active glasses and all his family cant stand anymore than as many say here 15mins or so yet round mine they have no problem
The problem must be in the active glasses as you have rechargable battery next to the side of your head

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013, 21:48:40 BST
Cartimand says:
You're absolutely right Mr PJ. That's why the "active" (shuttered) 3D technology has been abandoned in favour of polarised (passive).
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