UC Berkeley uncovers downside to 3-D

July 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study out of UC Berkeley uncovers a downside to watching 3-D video. The study found when test subjects watch 3-D displays, they reported more eye strain and fatigue. They also suffered less vision clarity afterward than when they watch 2-D video.

The study also shows 3-D video is more comfortably viewed in movie theaters and much more uncomfortable to look at in a living room.

The research was partially funded by Samsung. The company dominates the 3-D TV market.

Those findings were published in the "Journal of Vision."