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Topic # 31638 25-Mar-2009 11:31
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I've got a Samsung LCD (LA37A550D) and an Onkyo 606.

When setting up a ran into an issue with my Philips DVD Recorder, both DVD and TV had a line (white dashes) running along the top of the screen, Sky Digital though was fine (on the tested channel). I resolved this by turning off progressive scan on the player settings.

Have since been getting the same issue (white dotted line or solid line) but only on ESPN and Vibe, and only on a few random shows. I didn't notice this prior to having the Onkyo.

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 203207 25-Mar-2009 11:35
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I'm kinda being obvious here, but there's possibly something about the video format of these sources that the Onkyo video scaling is not liking.  Is there an option in the Onkyo to turn off this upscaling of the inputs?  Presumably you're using the Onkyo to conver the analogue video in to hdmi output?



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  Reply # 203219 25-Mar-2009 12:45
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Yes that's right upscaling from SKY Digital (random occurance) and from my Philips DVD player/recorder (resolved).

Noticed it a little while ago on a particular Vibe show but last week it appeared on an NBA game (which I'm a fan of) and it got very annoying!

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  Reply # 203242 25-Mar-2009 14:06
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Sounds like you are seeing the WSS   wide screen signalling,
that would normally be blanked out.
 Check your aspect ratio settings





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  Reply # 203264 25-Mar-2009 15:09
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On Sky, the Samsung or the Onkyo?

This should be 16:9 or auto?

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  Reply # 204043 29-Mar-2009 20:37
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mackian: I've got a Samsung LCD (LA37A550D) and an Onkyo 606.

When setting up a ran into an issue with my Philips DVD Recorder, both DVD and TV had a line (white dashes) running along the top of the screen, Sky Digital though was fine (on the tested channel). I resolved this by turning off progressive scan on the player settings. Any ideas?


Hi Mackian,

Just wondering if you resovled your problem with this combo of gear?

I am pondering a pairing of the 606 with a 40 or 46 inch Samsung and looking for some peace of mind.

Cheers, Paul.

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  Reply # 204083 29-Mar-2009 22:55
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Loads of times you see stuff that should be in the VBI move down to the visible picture area when things are broadcast. You just have to look at the top of the letterbox area on the mangled 14:9 analog broadcasts to see it often.

Basically somewhere along the way something is showing you more image then you would see without the upscale, so something that should be just off screen is coming down and onscreen.

Doubt there is a setting to solve it since it is one of the nice vaugities of video formats and overscan etc.




Richard rich.ms



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  Reply # 204153 30-Mar-2009 12:11
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Thanks - I had assumed it was something I couldn't resolve given the very low frequency and random appearance. Given I'm upconverting from components can't expect it to be perfect all the time.

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