What discomfort? Well there's "eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea" so take your pick. 3D TVs and 3D viewing is to blame. Kids especially vulnerable.
We all know new technology can sometimes come with hidden costs but still it's always uneasy hearing about, particularly when a corporate giant feels the need to remind you. 3D maybe great but perhaps not so for your squishy eye balls.
The new material appeared in the updated Terms of Service:
"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," began Sony's warning of doom, reports .
"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 paediatrician 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."
Sounds like a huge win for medical insurance companies. Does all that talk of your body shutting down some when watching 3D put you off?