Twelve Percent of UK Citizens Can’t See 3D Correctly

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  1. HardOCP News

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    A new study says that over six million people in the UK can’t see 3D correctly. Insert your own joke here about the other 88% not giving a crap about 3D.

     
  2. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    sounds like 12% of people in the UK need better eye care and new glasses.
     
  3. Azhar

    Azhar Fixing stupid since 1972

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    They will, eventually. As soon as their national health care get to them on the waiting list. lol
     
  4. DeathPrincess

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    30% of UK people are constatly drunk. So if the 12% don:t include them then the problem is far worse.

    Anyway, most 3d films being shitty 2d film post processed stops most people enjoying them to their fullest.
     
  5. Exavior

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    lol
     
  6. Rofl-Mic-Lofl

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    So it really does make you go blind..


    bloody wankers.
     
  7. trick0502

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    i have an uncle who cant see 3d. he was so pissed when he say captin eo a disney world.
     
  8. Parmenides

    Parmenides [H]ardness Supreme

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    What's wrong with the glasses passed on by their grandparents? They should probably work on their teeth first. :eek: :p
     
  9. Tolyngee

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    Sounds like things have actually improved then since I last lived there!

    Wasn't there actually a warning not to watch 3d tv while drunk?
     
  10. twelveparsex

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    this will happen right before obamacare get around to doing the same thing for americans
     
  11. Basiq Flac

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    Correction....... Width, Height and Depth
     
  12. Elsie

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    Hang on, there are at least 60million people over here, so 12% of that is more like 7million. Maybe the chaps that did this study should go back and check their working.
     
  13. bexamous

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    WTF I just clicked the link and it took me to story and not back to hardocp.com where I then had to click link again to actually get at story?!?
     
  14. Stoly

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    So they can't "enjoy" a 3d movie.

    What about real life? whow do they drive, eat, do they crash into walls, do they bump into people?

    I recall an SNL short called Mr. No depth perception or something like that.
     
  15. rflcptr

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    Don't worry, 88% is great market penetration. :p
     
  16. steve30x

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    Or maybe some of them are like me who has only 30% vision in one eye so the 3D wont work. I went to see avatar but the 3D didnt work for me and my glasses are perfect.
     
  17. Stoly

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    your glasses are perfect but you can't see in 3d?
     
  18. twelveparsex

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    you'd be surprised how many people fail the air force depth perception test
     
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    I'm not sure, but it needs some testing. Like back there was that magazine that tested racing games difficulty by how many laps they could do with so many units of alcohol. I want to see Steve and Kyle etc. getting through Toy Story 3 with a bottle of Everclear and Absinthe. I'd smell a pulitzer after that one.
     
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    All my childhood I had a tough time hitting a baseball, shooting a basketball and basically playing any sport that included swinging something to hit a ball (except for golf....the ball doesn't move). I couldn't do those messed up 3d pictures at all, either.

    It wasn't until I joined the Air Force and had a depth-perception test done on my eyes that I realized I even had an issue. I failed it, obviously.

    Now I've never been to a 3d movie but I'm going to assume that it won't work for me either.

    Otherwise, I'm a little(ok a lot) nearsided but otherwise able to play football and wrestle, drive a car, et.al.

    So I'm not surprised.
     
  21. Tolyngee

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    Hmmm, there is something to that.

    I didn't realize I had an eye disease 'til I got new glasses. Something was obviously wrong. Didn't become apparent in the eye exam with an optometrist, but when I explained the new glasses issue to the optometrist, he told me to see an opthamologist. Opthamologist diagnosed me in minutes, and even showed me a scan of my eye to show the physical problem.

    Doesn't affect my 3d that I am aware of, but I do know glasses cannot fix the problem. Correct glasses actually make the problem worse.

    Never seen a 3d film yet to know if I may be one that's affected.
     
  22. hamm3rhead

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    They are holding it wrong.
     
  23. Exavior

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    True, there will be some people like you, and some that are blind and can't see 2d either. I was making a joke though in regards to the last part of the article.

    So for some of that 12%, who know what part, their problem is just that they need new glasses or glasses period to fix depth perception issues.

    If anything i don't see this as a flaw with the technology but a plus that it helps people realize that their eye sight isn't as good as it could be and have them go get their eyes checked.
     
  24. heatlesssun

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    Count on [H] to rag on 3D. Normally I agree with you but 3D Surround for me is simply an amazing gaming experience with the right game. Batman AA, JC2, and BC2 are all terrific for me. I simply couldn't be happier with the experience, its just beautiful. If you can't or don't appreciate the experience I can appreciate that. But for those who can like me, those that can't experience the visual joy you have to appreciate we see something that's just amazing.

    If 3D gaming dies I will stop gaming probably. Now that I've seen this tech and what its capable of, 2D is just flat and bland, no depth, no sense of movement or hight or perspective. Not saying 2D is bad, it simply lacks visual detail that adds to the realism.
     
  25. UrielDagda

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    Damn, my mom always told me not to feed the trolls. :cool:
     
  26. Project_Nightmare

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    You are full of crap. You will never stop gaming even if 3d dies.

    IMHO this 3D craze is just a fad and would die in the next few years. 3D has been big for years but now got brought back because of Avitar (which sucked storywise and got high reviews because of the visuals and 3d effect)
     
  27. Tolyngee

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    Sounds like somebody's jealous! :eek:
     
  28. rapid

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    the usual feeble bigotry :rolleyes:
     
  29. steve30x

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    Did you not read the rest of my post :rolleyes: My eyesight in my left eye is no good. I have only 30% vision in that eye since the day I was born because its a lazy eye.
     
  30. heatlesssun

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    I've been gaming on computers for 30 years, longer than a lot of you have been alive. I've simply have NEVER seen this kind of jump in the visual joy of gaming. Stop gaming entirely, perhaps that was an overstatement. But I CERTAINLY won't spend $3000 on monitors and GPUs to see stuff in only 2D unless there is some other visual enhancement to replacement 3D if it dies. 2D is simply just not as intresting anymore.
     
  31. qdemn7

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    I have the same problem as steve30x. Even though my glasses are perfect, my right eye does see 100%. Thus 3D does not work for me.
     
  32. adonn78

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    I sometimes have trouble seeing 3D and it gives me a headache. I do wear glasses though. :eek:
     
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    The headache comes because 3d works by fooling your brain that it should ignore all the visual clues other than parrelax that govern depth perception. Your brain is refusing to give up the others, so you get a headache. Or something
     
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    after a few go's my eyes adjusted to 3D where it doesnt make my eyes or head hurt. But whats super lame now are these movies where they toss in a few cheap 3D scenes just to make extra money from a 3D version.
     
  35. rsaotome

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    Born with lazy eye, undiagnosed until I was 16, thank you for that...

    I tried the 3D glasses on 3D 60 inch TV setup at my local AAFES, and I could see the 3D a lot better than the old red & blue approach from the 80's, but it started giving me a headache after 10 mins & the 3D never came in full.

    Who knows, maybe in 20-30 years when they bring back the 3D fad, they'll have a cure for lazy eye. :)
     
  36. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    I don't see 3d very well either, at least in movies, everything is a series of layers (yeah I know that's how it is supposed to be) never see a fluid third dimension, as such any gags that "pop out" of the screen don't do anything to me.

    That said, I can totally do those stereograms where you cross your eyes out of focus and see an outline in 3d :D
     
  37. Cerulean

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    lulz ur doin it rong.

    I can't see red-blue 3D, but the newer kind of 3D is interesting. =)
     
  38. BallerX

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    What if you see it correctly, but you just hate it?:confused:

    Speaking of that. Nintendo 3D tech>than all. No compromises is a philosophy I'm down with.:D
     
  39. Hulahoops

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    Actually you go to an optician, not shocking you could get that wrong though.

    Not even that bothered by 3D myself.
     
  40. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    its funny, 3D has been around for ages, i remember gaming on late 90's titles like AVP an HL in 3D
    I will say HL2 was mind blowing when it came out and in 3D

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