Toshiba Warns Of 3D TV Effect On Kids Eyes

Similar to Nintendo and Sony, Toshiba has decided to accompany their glasses-less 3D TV with a warning that it might harm kids' eyes.

Toshiba's glasses-less 3D TV relies on the same concept behind traditional stereoscopic 3D TVs, which is sending different image to each eye. The difference is that instead of beaming both images on screen and relying on the glasses' lenses to separate them, Toshiba's 3D TV beams an image to the left direction and another image to the right direction, so that a viewer sitting exactly in the middle would receive different image on each eye.

"Due to the possibility of impact on vision development, viewers of 3D video images should be aged 6 or older," Toshiba's warning reads.

While such warnings might cast doubt about the safety - and hence the profitability - of 3D TVs, it is worth noting that Toshiba has just released 12 inch and 20 inch versions of its glasses-less 3D TV and that it planning to release 56 inch and 65 inch versions at the Consumers Electronics Show. The company also plans to release 3D TV models in 40 inch range during this year.

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