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Topic # 26339 18-Sep-2008 18:01
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I have continual issues with Stargate Atlantis having a stretched aspect ratio so I am forced to change my LCDTV's picture size from 16:9 to 4:3. Is anyone else who uses Mediaportal experiencing this?

It is only this one programme & others on Prime are fine.




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  Reply # 165755 20-Sep-2008 08:11
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How are you receiving prime? Via sky digital or Analogue?  




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  Reply # 165827 20-Sep-2008 14:59
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Analogue via 150MCE card. Cheers.




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  Reply # 165835 20-Sep-2008 17:00
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Prime analogue is 4:3 format for square TV's. The correct viewing of this should be 4:3 on a 16:9 widescreen TV.Otherwise you will get a stretched picture. Only Prime via sky digital is true 16:9 widescreen.

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  Reply # 165838 20-Sep-2008 17:15
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Ive found different builds of mediaportal do this.  At the moment Im using straight RC2 and its perfect for me (although I do end up stretching it to the last stretch mode - cant think of what it is) other than the banding at the top and bottom.  Ive definately had builds where it'll try and stretch it to 16:9 by default. 



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  Reply # 166906 24-Sep-2008 21:41
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andrewcnz: Prime analogue is 4:3 format for square TV's. The correct viewing of this should be 4:3 on a 16:9 widescreen TV.Otherwise you will get a stretched picture. Only Prime via sky digital is true 16:9 widescreen.


That being the case, why is it only this programme that has the issue? Others always have good a/ratio.

Further, it appears only some episodes: I just finished watching it tonight & was perfect aspect ratio, other than the usual 14:9 zoom mode required to get rid of top/bottom banding. Strange??




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  Reply # 167429 26-Sep-2008 19:11
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Not sure,don't watch anything via analogue anymore(use Freeview HD and Mysky HDi).

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