There are three steps to 3D.
Step 1 - You need a 3DTV and glasses
You can only watch in 3D if your television is 3D ready - if you are not sure, just look up your TV model in the internet.
There are two types of 3DTV - Active and Passive. You will find the information as to whether you have an active or passive 3d system in your user guide, or online - some manufacturers do both! If you have an Active 3DTV, the glasses need power and will synchronise to a small transmitter in the TV. Only glasses designed for your particular 3DTV will work though.
If you have a Passive 3DTV, your glasses are the same as those used in 3D cinemas. Passive 3D glasses will work with any Passive 3DTV.
Step 2 - You need to watch BBC HD
We are only broadcasting 3D programmes on the BBC HD channel. The HD Channel is available for Freeview on channel 54, Freesat on 109, Sky on 169, and Virgin on 187. Check the programme guide to see when the 3D programmes are on.
Most 3D programmes are simulcast with the 2D version. BBC One HD will show the 2D version and you will need to switch to BBC HD to see the 3D version.
If you see an image looking like the picture below on BBC HD, the programme is 3D.
Press the "3D" button on your TV's remote control and from the options select Side-by-Side mode.
Some 3DTV remotes do not have dedicated 3D button. The 3D settings are usually accessed through the "Menu" or "Quick Menu" buttons on these TVs.
If all is working the Side-by-Side picture will be replaced by a full screen image that looks a bit "fuzzy".
On some set top boxes you may see a very distorted Red Button caption - to turn it off just press the "back up" button on your remote control.