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Help to find a new television

I have had headaches as long as I can remember. I am hoping for some help in finding a new television.
Up until a few weeks ago we have been using an old 2009 Sony Bravia TV which I was OK with. But we have recently inherited a 2014 Panasonic TX42AS650B which is giving me bad headaches. Unfortunately my wife has quickly become hooked on catch-up TV and lots of newly available programs through its internet connection. So I need to buy a new TV for marital harmony!
I have always struggled with strobes, flash photography and flickering light of all kinds.
I believe a smaller TV helps as well as possibly getting one without PWM. Would anyone know of any new 32" - 44" TV's (or smaller!) that are flicker free? The only information I can find on the internet is this list at https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/motion/image-flicker but they all seem very expensive, too large or unavailable.
It would be great to hear from anyone who suffers from TV related headaches, particularly if they have found a small TV with modern features that is satisfactory.
Nick

  1. Hi @Nick-Delves,

    Great question - thank you for reaching out!

    I don't have an issue with this, but I'm sure others who do will be along shortly to share their experiences with you. I did a TINY bit of searching and found this information from 2016! https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/motion/image-flicker.

    Another option may be to purchase a pair of glasses that help with light sensitivity and can help manage screen sensitivity. TheraSpecs makes these glasses; https://www.theraspecs.com/.

    Will you keep me posted on what you decided on?
    Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

    1. Hi Nancy
      Thank you for your kind response and for the time you have spent searching. It is surprising how little research is out there! There seem to be a few who have connected their headaches to TV flicker but not much analysis. I feel certain that the overwhelming size of modern TV's is something which effects me.
      Since my first (above) post here I have found this website
      https://www.beatmigraine.com/2019/04/best-tv-for-migraine-sufferers.html
      The man who own the website, who goes by the rather excellent name of 'Victor Ace' recommends 5 TV's for fellow sufferers. Going off-grid briefly I think 'Victor Ace' would have been the perfect name for a 1950's English Rock 'n Roll singer.
      Anyway I have ordered the 5th TV he recommends the Samsung UE32N4000 32-Inch although the Amazon people have told me I have to have the current model which has the same specification but a slightly different model number. I will let you know how I get on with it. . .
      All my best, Nick

      1. Thank you for getting back to me, @Nick-Delves.

        Good luck with the TV! Will you keep me posted?

        If you're still having issues, you may want to look into those glasses I mentioned.

        Have a good day!
        Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

        1. Hi! I don’t have a TV recommendation but... I adjust the settings on my TV to make it a darker picture, less color, more or less contrast...etc. I do the same for the sound settings. I am very sensitive to bright lights/colors and sounds. Hope it helps!

          1. HI @dawn1969,

            Thank you for sharing this with us - it's great information!

            Have a good day!
            Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

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