Virgin Media 3D

jonboy666

Active Member
hi

im on XL package witrh the V+ BOX. ive no problem with it,but since ive got a 3DTV im finding i want more 3D stuff.so i rung sky up to enquire about their tv package with the 3D channel,bloody hell!!.they want 60 odd quid just for their TV.
so im wondering as anyone heard anything as wether virgin may do the same and bring in a 3D channel,as thats something id be intrested in.

cheers.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Virgin no longer own any channels and doubt they'll start up any new ones in the future. The only 3D content exclusive to VM is the content you'll find via Film Flex On Demand. 3D TV can only be transmitted via HD so this limits 3D to HD channels. I don't think any of the existing HD channels that can be accessed via VM cable have plans to expand into 3D? The only HD channel to occasional broadcast 3D content is the BBC HD channel.
 

Boostrail

Distinguished Member
Eurosport also occasinally broadcast in 3D - their coverage of the French Open Tennis last year was available in 3D and I think a major Golf tournament was.
 

bobdigills

Standard Member
Is anyone else having slight problem watching 3D through virgin v+HD box?

I have 3D TV and 3D films through PS3 and 3D content through USB is fine.. But when watching anything through the virgin box like BBC 3D street dance and the 3D stuff that is in virgin on demand services I get a line about 1cm down the left hand side of the screen which is the same as the image that's on the far right of the screen?!? It's very annoying and ruins watching tv.

But this only happens through the virgin box anyone have any ideas?
 

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dante01

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What is the TVs pixel mapping set to? Try using an overscan setting rather than a 1:1 setting.


Overscan is an extra image area around the four edges of a video image that is intended to be seen by the viewer. It was originally used because television sets in the 1930s through 1970s were highly variable in how the video image was framed within the cathode ray tube. Modern TV sets are based on newer fixed-pixel technologies like LCD. For 1080i/p overscan is generally regarded as being undesirable, as it reduces picture quality and 1:1 pixel mapping is preferable. TV broadcast invariably still use overscan to carry datacasts and other types of information not intended to be seen if the TV display is allowed to overscan.
 
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dante01

Distinguished Member
How do I use an overscan setting??

Not that technical when it comes to this stuff
TV manufacturers differ as to what they call it, but there should be a setting on your TV to alter the display area You get options such as: Full Pixel, Native, 1:1, standard etc. There may also be the option of increasing or decreasing the amount of overscan in incremental steps.
 

jonboy666

Active Member
has anyone else had their 3D material taken off?

i can acess the 3D movie section,but the other stuff as gone.its seriously hackjed me off.on tv for XL its says go to number 7 for high definition and 3d, but theres isnt any.
anyones the same?
 
im on the phone now.
Let us know what they say.
Not bothered about 3D really as i still have at least 12 3D BR still sealed on my shelf.
But it was nice to have there and am disappointed that it has gone.
That & the price increase and the lack of the F1 channel unless i get the whole sports package.
May have to look at Sky again.
 

jonboy666

Active Member
woman from virgin media has said her team will get back intouch with me over the next 24 hrs.

bloody strange that is.
 

Dorset Dave

Active Member
Virgin does not seem to be very interested in providing 3D for their customers. For six months many of us were unable to watch 3D on demand following the UK5 software change to the stb and now that has finally been fixed most of the 3D programmes have been withdrawn leaving only the movies. Sky has a much wide choice of 3D content leaving Virgin trailing way behind as usual. For some of us 3D is an exciting addition to our viewing, or would be, if Virgin was not so short sighted when it comes to embracing the technology.
 

jonboy666

Active Member
got a call back and ive been told its a software issue and should be fixed in the next few days.

we shall see.
 

dcurzon73

Standard Member
i dont receive any 3d from my virgin other than films on demand, i'm on tv L. Should i have a channel? What extra stuff is available on XL?
 

flyhalf83

Standard Member
Have tried viewing the 3D stuff but keep getting two pictures next to each other; have played around with my TV but can't seem to change anything. Any ideas?
 

jonboy666

Active Member
there should be a button on your tv remote,mines in the middle and says 3D in red,press that and choose the side by side option.
 

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