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Topic # 25093 11-Aug-2008 22:27
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Hi

i just purchased a new Panasonic 42" Full HD telly. I have a Pioneer HD DVD recorder & sky sat. I plugged my new HDMI cable into my DVD recorder and into the back of the TV & also plugged sky into the DVD recorder.
Even though I have all hardware (sky box, DVD recorder & TV) to view 16:9 the picture is not showing 16:9

Has anyone got any idea why this is happening:

thanks for your help

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  Reply # 156096 11-Aug-2008 22:32
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How are you connecting from the "sky sat" to the Pioneer HD DVD recorder.



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  Reply # 156101 11-Aug-2008 22:58
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 Right now I have both main sky cables back into the TV & set the AV to AV1, mainly because of the problem with the aspect not being 16:9. when I tried to feed sky via the dvd with the HDMI cable. I plugged Sky into the dvd input 1 plugs r/w/y & the HDMI cable from the dvd into the Tv & set the TV to HDMI 1 & I got a reception.
I then went to Sky set up & made sure it was et to 16:9 also the DVD and also TV & they were all set to 16:9 but the view was almost a square on the screen with plenty of blank screen to left & right, but was ok height wise.

Hope you're understanding some of what I'm talking about..

thanks heaps foir the assist


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  Reply # 156106 11-Aug-2008 23:04
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Do 16:9 DVDs play in 16:9 on this setup? Just trying to isolate whether it's the DVD recorder and/or TV, or whether it's the Sky box.



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  Reply # 156108 11-Aug-2008 23:08
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yes they do



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  Reply # 156109 11-Aug-2008 23:11
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other strange thing is that C4 works on 16:9 but NO other channels at all.....

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  Reply # 156142 12-Aug-2008 07:04
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In the pioneer initial set up menu. In the HDMI output menu. Look at the 4:3 options either Full or Normal.Change that setting see what you get.

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  Reply # 156149 12-Aug-2008 07:49
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PETE2926:

 I then went to Sky set up & made sure it was et to 16:9 also the DVD and also TV & they were all set to 16:9 but the view was almost a square on the screen with plenty of blank screen to left & right, but was ok height wise.



Was this on every channel? Where you watching 16:9 content or 4:3 content? You do realise that any 4:3 content will be broadcast with black bars on the left and right? 16:9 content will fill the whole screen.



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  Reply # 156272 12-Aug-2008 13:55
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Many people still think a stretched 4:3 image is true widescreen(even if it is totally wrong and looks nasty).I did read somewhere that sky were considering sending out full time 16:9 on all channels and pillerboxing all 4:3 content. Wonder if that is going to happen?


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  Reply # 156275 12-Aug-2008 14:02
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Sooner the better I hope, it's a bit of a pain changing the aspect all the time. We only watch Sky, so changing between the two   formats all the time sucks. Who has a non widescreen TV anyway ?

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  Reply # 156279 12-Aug-2008 14:21
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andrewcnz:

I did read somewhere that sky were considering sending out full time 16:9 on all channels and pillerboxing all 4:3 content. Wonder if that is going to happen?


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  Reply # 156284 12-Aug-2008 14:42
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munchkin:
andrewcnz:

I did read somewhere that sky were considering sending out full time 16:9 on all channels and pillerboxing all 4:3 content. Wonder if that is going to happen?


I'd love it if they did this! TCL do it...


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  Reply # 156301 12-Aug-2008 15:31
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sbiddle:
munchkin:
andrewcnz:

I did read somewhere that sky were considering sending out full time 16:9 on all channels and pillerboxing all 4:3 content. Wonder if that is going to happen?


I'd love it if they did this! TCL do it...


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