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Viewer experience with stereoscopic 3D television in the home

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jenny ReadORCiD



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Stereoscopic 3D television (S3D TV) is now available in the home. However, little published information is available on viewer use or experience. In this study, 120 people from 29 households were given a new TV (active or passive stereoscopic 3D, or conventional 20) and reported on their television viewing and other screen use on a near-daily basis over 8 weeks. People reported enjoying S3D TV and cinema more than TV and cinema in general, but enjoying S3D video games less than video games in general. S3D TV and video games were both associated with an increased, though still low (similar to 10%) level of adverse effects, such as headache and eyestrain. I speculate that this may be because video games present a particularly strong conflict between vergence and accommodative demand. (C) 2014 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Read JCA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Displays

Year: 2014

Volume: 35

Issue: 5

Pages: 252-260

Print publication date: 01/12/2014

Online publication date: 01/10/2014

Acceptance date: 10/09/2014

Date deposited: 28/09/2015

ISSN (print): 0141-9382

ISSN (electronic): 1872-7387

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.displa.2014.09.001


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British Sky Broadcasting Ltd, Grant Way Isleworth, TW7 5QD, UK
UF041260Royal Society