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3D TVs need safety testing, says CHOICE

By February 15, 2010Newswires

Come on…this is a little much!

3D TVs need safety testing, says CHOICE
by Andrew Ramadge

CONSUMER advocates have called for 3D TVs to be tested for safety before going on sale in Australia after claims they could be hazardous.
It was reported last week that regular exposure to 3D broadcasts may lead to problems with depth perception in viewers.

However there is disagreement over the risk, with one expert saying 3D TV will be little different to watching regular television.

Consumer group CHOICE said the technology should be tested just in case, as manufacturers prepare to release the TVs in Australia this year.

"Before these TVs are made available they need to be proven safe for regular viewing for long periods of time," said spokesperson Elise Davidson.

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