Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1693 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 21451 27-Apr-2008 16:04
Send private message

Ok, so we have this new fan dangled TV in the house, and now the same thing has come to the fore that i've had in my room.

When switching between something like Sky Sport 1 and TV One, the TV won't automatcially change between pillarbox (SS1) and full screen (TV1)

I know there's something called aspect ratio fixing that can fix this based on a flag, but don't know a lot about it to be honest.

Must a certain type of input be used for this to work (eg SCART, RGB etc)






Create new topic
6964 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 126592 27-Apr-2008 16:12
Send private message

Sky boxs signal via line23 (Wide Screen Signalling) so to tell the display what AR the source is, they also signal via pin8 of the SCART for SCART capable displays. If its 16:9 most modern panel displays will acknowledge this and display it correctly, however once on that channel you can manipulate it with the AR button/control to zoom or buger about with it to your hearts content. Most modem displays also have a setting that determines what it does if the flag is 4:3, this is often just the default AR for that input, so with that you can tell it to strech it across the full 16:9 display or simply show it as 4:3 within the 16:9 display (ie pillarbox it), however when a 16:9 flagged channel is selected it should change back to full 16:9.

Some can have the AR flag over ridden others not, what display do you have, how have you got it connected.

Cyril

22519 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 126613 27-Apr-2008 18:01
Send private message

Whats the TV?

Samsung LCDs cannot do it, despite it being pretty much the norm across other LCD tvs.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


1575 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126616 27-Apr-2008 18:49
Send private message

My Toshiba LCD will do it but I could only get it to work when I was feeding the signal in via HDMI from a Sony HD recorder.

Funnily enough all channels worked apart from the crime channel, CH71. This was the first fulltime w/screen channel on sky so this probably had something to do with it. I did ring Sky and query why the extra signal wasn't being broadcast on this channel to tell the TV what aspect it should be but despite speaking to several CSR people no one knew what I was talking about.

I haven't got the HD recorder anymore so not sure if it is still an issue.



1693 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126619 27-Apr-2008 18:59
Send private message

richms: Whats the TV?

Samsung LCDs cannot do it, despite it being pretty much the norm across other LCD tvs.


well, funny you should say that, it is a Samsung.  Once Sky finally get their s___t sorted out, this shouldn't be an issue, but it's quite annoying for the meantime

Thanks for your help guys.

4025 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126664 27-Apr-2008 23:36
Send private message

Ours doesnt switch on our bravia, but ours goes Old pace box >composite> philips dvd recorder >component> onkyo receiver >component> sony bravia d series

1575 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126666 27-Apr-2008 23:41
Send private message

eXDee: Ours doesnt switch on our bravia, but ours goes Old pace box >composite> philips dvd recorder >component> onkyo receiver >component> sony bravia d series


Suprised you have any signal left after running through all of that!

22519 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 126670 28-Apr-2008 00:11
Send private message

eXDee: Ours doesnt switch on our bravia, but ours goes Old pace box >composite> philips dvd recorder >component> onkyo receiver >component> sony bravia d series


Yeah, it will be getting stripped by the dvd-r when it decodes the pal signal, the dvd-r I had for a while would frame buffer everything as well so it was getting reclocked by it.

Direct component to the avr from the other scart should do it, and look better as well.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


4025 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126673 28-Apr-2008 01:11
Send private message

marmel:
eXDee: Ours doesnt switch on our bravia, but ours goes Old pace box >composite> philips dvd recorder >component> onkyo receiver >component> sony bravia d series


Suprised you have any signal left after running through all of that!

It would be all good if the damn sky box was component!

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.