Before buying a 3D television, you should consider all the product information available to ensure a 3D TV suits your needs.
You should also consider the costs involved in purchasing a 3D TV and the additional items you may need to support the 3D function. An example is the compulsory 3D glasses required to use the 3D function. Most TVs are sold with 2 pairs of glasses, with additional glasses costing up to $200 each.
There are possible health risks involved with watching 3D TV. The following people in particular, may experience adverse effects:
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- People with epilepsy
One leading manufacturer has recommended that people avoid placing 3D TVs near stairs, balconies or other areas where an accident could occur because viewers can become disorientated.
They recommend you avoid watching the TV under fluorescent lighting or in direct sunlight.
Before you buy
To help you make an informed choice about 3D TVs, you should:
- speak to a staff member in-store
- visit the manufacturer´s website
- consult a medical practitioner if in doubt.
Last reviewed 16/06/2010