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    Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

    This is a discussion on Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; see alot of us are having issues trying to watch 3d its impossible i cant see how sky have got ...

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      see alot of us are having issues trying to watch 3d its impossible i cant see how sky have got 70000 subscribers surly thats a misprint


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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      Sky have 10million subscribers of which the best part of half have HD. So 70k out of 5mill is only 1%ish. (just to make the maths easy).

      3D TVs have been on the market for 6months or so, thats 10000 3d sets sold a month. Back in May 2010, they were selling 4000 3d sets a month so it sounds reasonable.

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      The following text has been taken from a User manual for a Samsung Home Cinema system that supports 3D TV output:

      Viewing TV using 3D function
      Important safety Information. Read the following warnings before you or your child use the 3D function.
      The pregnant, elderly and epileptic and those suffering from a weak heart or serious carsickness are advised to
      avoid watching 3D pictures.
      We donít recommend 3D pictures to those who are in bad physical condition, who are sleep-deprived or who
      drank liquor. Some 3D pictures may startle viewers.
      Do not place a sharp-edged or easily breaking object around you when playing a 3D video. If you feel and
      respond your body to the 3D video like itís real, you can break the object around you or be physically damaged.
      Photosensitive Seizure Warning and Other Health Risks
      - Some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to certain fl ashing
      images or lights contained in certain television pictures or video games. If you or any of your
      relatives has a history of epilepsy or strokes, please consult with a medical specialist before using
      the 3D function.
      - If you have any one of the following symptoms or conditions while watching 3D pictures, stop
      watching immediately and rest: dizziness, eye or facial instability, involuntary movement, cramps,
      clouded consciousness, mental disorder, disorientation or nausea. (If the symptom persists, please
      consult a medical specialist.)
      - In particular, children or teenagers need parent care and guard when they watching the 3D video.
      - Do not watch 3D pictures when you feel incoherent, sleepy, tired or sick. Avoid watching 3D
      pictures for long hours.
      I know from Diving that it is better to have corrective lenses in the mask or contact lenses that are porous. Often 3D glasses are quite tight, so wearing them over normal glasses IMHO is not a good option for many people.

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      In case anyone is worried though, if you were to return the TV, as in the above example, you are fully covered by the Sale of Goods Act as the 3D TV isn't fit for purpose.
      Hmm, think you'd be struggling under the SofG Act. As per your post just now, they are making it clear that 3D isn't for everyone so the TV is infact fit for purpose.

      If I buy a shirt from a shop in size small yet it doesn't fit, does that mean the shirt is not fit for purpose under the SofG Act..... nope.
      http://www.oft.gov.uk/business-advic...irly/sogahome/

      There is plenty of opportunity when buying a 3D TV in the shops to test out if you find 3D TV works for you.

      If you bought it via the internet/phone/mail order then you would be covered under the Distance Selling Regs tho.
      http://www.oft.gov.uk/about-the-oft/...g-regulations/

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Hmm, think you'd be struggling under the SofG Act. As per your post just now, they are making it clear that 3D isn't for everyone so the TV is infact fit for purpose.
      I agree that you can visit a shop to see what it is like.

      Unfortunately not everyone will react straight away. I can't see Currys or Dixons allowing potential customers to sit and watch a whole movie in 3D just to see if they react badly, with a trained member of staff watching to watch over you.

      In most cases though, you'd be likely to want to exchange the more expensive 3D TV for a cheaper model as you would still be wanting a new TV.

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      I think Sky will shortly start 3D parties, the same as they have for HD. It would be a good way to find out if it is for you. The only problem I can see is the additional glasses you would need, as I understand they are still quite expensive.

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I agree that you can visit a shop to see what it is like.

      Unfortunately not everyone will react straight away. I can't see Currys or Dixons allowing potential customers to sit and watch a whole movie in 3D just to see if they react badly, with a trained member of staff watching to watch over you.

      In most cases though, you'd be likely to want to exchange the more expensive 3D TV for a cheaper model as you would still be wanting a new TV.
      Yep agree, but this doesn't mean that the SofG Act covers you. 3D TVs are fit for purpose, but not necessarily suitable for everyone. Is Oblivion at Alton Towers fit for purose and suitable for all.

      The Act is there to protect the consumer AND the retailer. If you are not sure whether 3D is for you, then you should go down the internet route where the Distance Selling Regs covers you (even if it means view in the physical Comet shop and then order from their website).

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I think Sky will shortly start 3D parties, the same as they have for HD. It would be a good way to find out if it is for you. The only problem I can see is the additional glasses you would need, as I understand they are still quite expensive.
      Cheapest generic additional 3D glasses can be found for about £60. Branded 3D glasses are aroun £100-120 mark.

      Not cheap, but early adopters always pay a high price.

      I got a 3D TV in December. Football is okay not WOW. However I watched the Princes Trust Concert in 3D and that really was WOWOWOWOWO.

      I bought the TV as I wanted a 50in, the 3D was just a bonus. So far I've only watached Avatar and the concert in 3D, then just a few mins of other stuff here and there.

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      3d gives me a headache.
      There has been a feature about this on "Click". Medical experts are worried that the way the eye views 3D is not doing our health any good hence the eye strain and headaches being experienced by a lot of users.

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      Re: Sky confirms 70,000 homes sign up to Sky 3D

      It was suggested to me this evening that you should not watch 3D in a room when the lights are on as this can produce headaches.

      Certainly I know that fluorescent tubes can cause some epileptic fits. Even though most people do not realise that they flicker, I suspect that the 'Energy Saving' bulbs may also contribute to both problems.

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