Sony Issues Common-Sense Disclaimer for 3D Users
Just when 3D technology is taking off, Sony has shocked us by issuing a warning that 3D may in fact be bad for your health. Here is the disclaimer that has sneaked into their Terms and Conditions:
Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions. If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.
SCEA recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video or playing stereoscopic 3D games. The length and frequency of necessary breaks may vary from person to person. Please take breaks that are long enough to allow any feelings of discomfort to subside. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.
The vision of young children (especially those under six years old) is still under development. SCEA recommends that you consult your doctor (such as a pediatrician or eye doctor) before allowing young children to watch 3D video images or play stereoscopic 3D games. Adults should supervise young children to ensure they follow the recommendations listed above.
Not really different from anything recommended for computer users and gamers, is it? I guess Sony management felt they needed to cover their backs, though, and considering Americans have a reputation for suing at the drop of a hat, you can’t really blame Sony for taking this precaution.