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# 20764 5-Apr-2008 12:24
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This is my setup:

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WinTV-PVR-150-MCE Tuner Card

MySky is connected to PVR via antenna cable. I can display output of MySky in WinTV in broadcasted 16:9 aspect ratio (TV1, 2 or 3 or movies) if I keep it in windowed mode but as soon as I go full screen it squashes sides to 4:3 aspect and displays black bars on sides. If I record the output of MySky it records 16:9 content in the same squashed way, 4:3 atuff looks fine though.

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  # 121288 5-Apr-2008 12:56
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The analogue input doesn't understand widescreen so it just records everything as 4:3

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  # 121343 5-Apr-2008 17:18
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sbiddle: The analogue input doesn't understand widescreen so it just records everything as 4:3


Not quite true.  My panasonic VCR if recording off the aerial feed a 16:9 Sky feed will record in 16:9 and play as such.  Guess it records the 16:9 feed as 4x3 compressed..





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  # 121348 5-Apr-2008 17:25
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old3eyes:
sbiddle: The analogue input doesn't understand widescreen so it just records everything as 4:3


Not quite true.  My panasonic VCR if recording off the aerial feed a 16:9 Sky feed will record in 16:9 and play as such.  Guess it records the 16:9 feed as 4x3 compressed..



It probably doesn't know 16:9 exists and records everything in whatever it is sent, which is then displayed again when you play the tape?

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  # 121849 7-Apr-2008 17:14
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WSS will survive VHS quite nicely, so that is whats expected. DVD-Rs seem to not get it mostly.

My bt878 card and dscaler seems to cope with it fine as well.




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  # 121856 7-Apr-2008 17:24
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My Pioneer HDD-DVD recorder records WSS fine to the HDD and displays it properly on playback. Havent checked recording to DVD

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  # 121858 7-Apr-2008 17:28
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Would be interesting to know how you get on moving to dvd, thats what I have seen fail in the past, since its in the TOC or something not part of the video signal.




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  # 123465 14-Apr-2008 18:21
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sbiddle: The analogue input doesn't understand widescreen so it just records everything as 4:3


What if I use the composite input on my TV tuner card - will that recognise WS?

 
 
 
 


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  # 123560 15-Apr-2008 00:47
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Dscaler is the only software I know of to read and work off the WSS, everything else seems to ignore it.  




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  # 123909 16-Apr-2008 08:50
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I have my sky decoder (not mysky) setup for 16:9 Widescreen output and have a svideo connection to my 150 card from the sky box.  This gives me a 4:3 mpeg capture, when playing back in zoomplayer or dvbviewer I just change the aspect ratio to 16:9 and everything looks good.  For copying to DVD I use TMPGEmc DVD Author and just change the aspect ratio to PAL 16:9 and it produces a DVD which plays back fine in 16:9 widescreen from a standalone DVD player.




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otherland: I have my sky decoder (not mysky) setup for 16:9 Widescreen output and have a svideo connection to my 150 card from the sky box.  This gives me a 4:3 mpeg capture, when playing back in zoomplayer or dvbviewer I just change the aspect ratio to 16:9 and everything looks good.  For copying to DVD I use TMPGEmc DVD Author and just change the aspect ratio to PAL 16:9 and it produces a DVD which plays back fine in 16:9 widescreen from a standalone DVD player.



interesting, thanks.



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richms: Dscaler is the only software I know of to read and work off the WSS, everything else seems to ignore it.  


not sure what Dscaler is, but will check it out, thanks.

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