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Warning! Watching 3DTV Could ‘Cause You to Crush A Nearby Object’

4/19/2010 12:01 AM Eastern

If you’re pregnant, drunk, tired, elderly or
out of shape — or even just easily deluded
— you probably should not be watching 3D
television, according to a Samsung warning
included in the user manuals of its new LED
3DTVs.

Below are excerpts from the Samsung
warning included with U.S. products. One
suspects lawyers were involved. Thanks to
High-Def Digest for pointing out that Samsung
says:

• “We don’t recommend watching 3D if you
are in bad physical condition, need sleep
or have been drinking liquor.”

• “Please take care to be aware of the
world around you. This product
is designed to be immersive. …
Being startled or deluding yourself
into thinking that the 3D images
are real may cause you to crush a
nearby object or get injured trying to move
your body.”

• “Some 3D pictures may startle viewers.
The pregnant, elderly, epileptic and those
suffering from serious physical conditions
are advised to avoid utilizing the unit’s 3D
functionality.”

There are others, such as a warning not
to use the 3D Active Glasses “for any other
purpose than for which it was designed.”

Forewarned is, etc.

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