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Viewing Sky TV

Watch Sky in 3D

To watch Sky 3D you'll need:

  • A Sky+HD box connected to your broadband network
  • Sky Cinema with the HD Pack or the Family Bundle*
  • A 3D-ready TV
  • 3D glasses

The programmes you’ll be able to watch in 3D depend on your TV bundle. For example, if your TV bundle doesn't include Sky Cinema or Sky Sports 1 and 2 in HD, you will not be able to view Sports or Movies within the on demand 3D collection.

* Please note that the Family Bundle is not available to customers in the Republic of Ireland.

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How to watch Sky 3D on demand

  1. Make sure you've activated Sky 3D by signing in to the Sky 3D activation page and selecting Activate Sky 3D. The HDMI cable that comes with your Sky+HD box will work with Sky 3D, you don't need a special cable.
  2. Make sure your Sky+HD box is connected to your broadband network.
  3. Press tv guide on your Sky remote and then use the right/left arrows to select which on demand section you'd like to watch, e.g. Sky Box Sets or Sky Store movies, and press select.
  4. Use the arrows on your remote to highlight 3D and press select.
  5. Highlight the box set or movie you’d like to watch in 3D and press select.
  6. Your programme will start downloading and once downloaded, it will be available to play from your Planner. Make sure you're wearing your 3D glasses.

How to get the best 3D experience

  • Manually switch your TV into 3D mode. Your Sky+HD box won't perform this change automatically.
  • Make sure your Sky+HD box is connected to your broadband network.
  • If you use "active" 3D glasses, remove any obstructions between you and your TV's 3D sync transmitter (this may be a separate unit or built into your TV).
  • Make sure no other infrared devices are close to your TV's 3D sync transmitter.
  • Your TV's 3D sync transmitter may not work in direct sunlight or if exposed to fluorescent lighting (50/60Hz).
  • Use your 3D glasses between 1 and 6 metres from your TV, and don't sit at an angle. The optimum viewing distance is equivalent to three times the height of your TV. For a 46" TV, the optimum viewing distance is about six feet.
  • Sitting head-on to the TV will give you the best 3D display. Avoid placing your 3D TV high up on a wall, unless you can tilt the TV down to face you.

Configuring your 3D TV

Please follow the instructions for the make of TV you own:

Don't forget

When you change to a non-3D channel, turn off your TV's 3D mode and take off your 3D glasses.