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Andy1205
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Sky 3D Test Card

Why do Sky find it necessary to scramble the 3D Test Card?

I have been told that this is the best way of making sure all my TV settings are correct, but cannot access it.

The 3D channel shows very little sport, but Sky want to force me to pay for a sports subscription to watch it.

What other way is there of accessing this channel?

 

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batweb79
Posts: 4,048
Registered: ‎07-11-2011

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

Hi Andy1205,

 

Thank for bringing your question to the community.

 

The test card is encrypted, as with all content on the 3D channel, you need to subscribe to the full package to receive that channel.

 

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Bluelise
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎17-12-2011

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

Hi,

 

I have searched everywhere but cannot find the test card.  It says on the 3D video with Zoe Ball, that you can use the test card to test brightness, sound synch etc, but it makes no mention of where to access it.  Can you help?

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Anne-M
Posts: 7,551
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

Hi Bluelise, 

 

First of all I would like to welcome you to the forum.

 

You can find out when the 3D test card is on by using the online tv guide here

 

Thanks, 

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bailey121
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎23-05-2011

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

can we use this without sky world as we dont watch sports but we do use the ppv on the sky 3d channal so can we use this or are we not aloud if we not aloud i dont think i will use the ppv again its meant to help us with 3d watching and ppv is using the channal so why should i not get the best i can with the help of  this

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GarryC
Posts: 4,977
Registered: ‎18-03-2011

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

Hi bailey121,

 

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lateness of my reply.

 

To have access to any of the 3D content from Sky, you need to a Sky World customer, unfortunately if you do not subscribe to the Sports package this would not be possible.

 

I appreciate that this may not be the answer you were looking for from us.

 

Thanks,

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Mitch26
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Registered: ‎26-02-2012

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

Does anyone know where to find the 3D test card and how to use it? I have spoken to several different people at sky and they have no idea what i ame talking about!

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ozsat
Posts: 1,495
Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: Sky 3D Test Card


Mitch26 wrote:

Does anyone know where to find the 3D test card and how to use it? I have spoken to several different people at sky and they have no idea what i ame talking about!


It shows up in the EPG quite often so you should be able to find it - it also often appears in between programmes. The audio explains it.

 

BBC HD have their own version usually shown 2-3 times a day during the Preview programme.

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benish1
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-02-2011

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

I don't think your on the same page as Mitch26 here!

 

When watching the Test Card on Sky 3D at 1145 Zoe Ball clearly states that 'she will not go into the settings right now' (ie the brightness/contrast/dolby tests etc) but if you go to sky.com/3dtestcard you can find out where to access them.

 

At the end she says 'Dont forget the extended test card is available on anytime and online'.    I cant find it!

 

So does any one know where we can access this?!

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ozsat
Posts: 1,495
Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

It does pop up on Anytime every now and again - I kept it in my planner.

 

It is also seen as a filler in between programmes on Sky 3D - but not listed.

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ozsat
Posts: 1,495
Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

Sky 3D Test Card is on:

Thursday night (12th Apr) at 12.45am

Tuesday (17th Apr) at 4.30pm

Wednesday night (18th Apr) at 12.45am

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carabieber
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Registered: ‎23-04-2012

Re: Sky 3D Test Card

hi.

 

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