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Topic # 15269 13-Aug-2007 16:59
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I have finally got my Nova S Plus DVB-S card to work with GBPVR and can pickup all of the transmissions from D1 including TV3.  However the TV3 WS transmission seems to generate a much smaller picture than I expected. It does not fill my widescreen TV and when I look at the dvr-ms file (I gave up on demuxing the stream using a Cyberlink mux) the picture is significantly smaller than TV1 or TV2. When shown through GBPVR and MediaMVP the picture has black bars around all sides and occupies perhaps 80% of the whole screen. Both GBPVR and the MVP are configured for 16:9.

Has anyone else noticed this or is it just my configuration?  I have asked the same question in the GBPVR forum and a suggestion of using ZProcess helps in filling the screen - but there is a price to be paid in that you can see where the video material has been stretched. 

Its a complicated subject and nowhere near as straightforward as analogue. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers Mike

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  Reply # 82220 13-Aug-2007 17:58
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At a guess its a configuration/signal decode setting.

3 and C4 are the only FTAs in true WS at present, both of which transmit a 16:9/4:3 stream. IE, news time you get the bar at the bottom fill the whole screen, but some news stories are in a 4:3 block behind it with bars on the sides.

I found with freeview running a 4:3 screen, if it was set to letterbox it did what you describe. But when set to Pan/Scan it was fine. C4 filled the screen in this mode however. It was particularly annoying.

Now I have a WS tv it fills the width as described above.

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