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Old 10-17-2018, 11:38 PM
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What TV do you use?


I know we've talked about TVs, LED or otherwise before, but I was curious about what TVs people use that do not give them any issues.

I'm not just talking seizures, but if you just notice any flicker or get headaches or anything.

I was looking at new TVs, and very few are "flicker free" anymore, as they use the insertion of frames to smooth out fast action scenes. I know that this flicker rate is happening so fast that it is not visually detectable, but something about reading flicker free in the literature makes me feel better.

I currently have an 2011 Samsung UND6000SF LED TV that had the ability to turn off that feature, and I haven't had any issues with it causing headaches, seizures or anything else. But, it may be ready to quit, so I am looking at new options.

Part of this is just being careful on my part, so I can make a purchase without worrying about it. Just curious if anyone had more info on this than me..
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:44 AM
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Mine is a TCL flatscreen. I got it last year to replace my ancient CRT TV. I haven't had any issues with it, but I don't think I'm particularly sensitive to screen flicker.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:33 PM
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We have a Sharp flat screen from 2006 which my husband is thinking of replacing later this year.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:56 PM
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The one that is mainly used is an LG backlit LED.
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i have a sony 55' 4k. i got it a year ago, no issues what so ever

but flashing lights isnt a trigger for me, stress n sleep are issues
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:16 PM
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Thanks everyone. Flickering doesn't automatically give me a seizure either, so I don't think that I'm necessarily photosensitive. However if I'm having an aura (partial) already, then strobe effect can help set me off. But, of course at that point, I could just have one anyway since I'm already having a partial.

Any other time, I just find flashing lights disturbing, in the sense that I wanna look away or they give me a headache. But, those are real flashing lights. With TVs, it is happening so fast that we don't notice it, so I guess I'm just being super careful (i.e., paranoid). I think I'm more concerned about long viewing, like watching a ballgame for a few hours and maybe getting headaches or feeling odd.

It sounds like most of you don't have any issues with flat screen LED tvs though, headaches or otherwise.
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