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Topic # 50645 25-Nov-2009 13:26
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Hi guys,

I have sky hooked up to my main tv which is widescreen, but I also have it feeding the other tvs in the house which are all 4:3.  I'd like to know if there is a way to configure a button on the remote to switch from 4:3 to 16:9 without having to go through the damn menu (which means I need to turn my lounge tv on to do so).

This would be really hand when going to bed if I could just push a button to switch the signal to 4:3, it would even mean my fiancee can work the tv!!

Cheers

Hadley

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  Reply # 276188 25-Nov-2009 13:39
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Looking into my crystal ball, I can see a new TV in your future.Laughing



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  Reply # 276190 25-Nov-2009 13:41
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it would mean like 5 new tvs in my future.

It seems dumb I have these red, blue, yellow and green buttons on my remote that do bugger all and I cant reprogram them!

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  Reply # 276212 25-Nov-2009 15:17
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They do stuff...just not all the time.

THer's precious little you can do, I believe about the remote, but you could potentially buy a smart remote that you could program yourself, but I don't know if it'd operate the way you want...the sky box just isn't set up that way...




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  Reply # 276214 25-Nov-2009 15:20
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The MySky HDi can output a different aspect ratio over the analogue connections than the HDMI




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  Reply # 276230 25-Nov-2009 16:08
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Set your Sky decoder to 'letterbox' and then see if there is a zoom mode on your widescreen TV that fills the screen up with the correct ratio. There may be some compromise on the picture quality tho'.




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Reply # 276242 25-Nov-2009 16:27
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pwaddles: it would mean like 5 new tvs in my future.


Or just one new 4.3 TV, but then it would be like Back to the Future. Sorry, not helping much am I.Frown

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