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  Reply # 192074 26-Jan-2009 09:36
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lchiu7: A 65" plasma and a 1080p projector in a few days? Whatever job you have, I want to be doing that also :-)
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  Reply # 192079 26-Jan-2009 09:56
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sbiddle: All Sky channels are broadcast in fulltime 16:9 regardless of whether the channels are 16:9 or 4:3 - living is only a 4:3 channel and I haven't noticed any issues with it. I'm not quite sure why you would bother with 14:9 zoom, all you end up doing is losing the top and bottom of the image.

What is your TV doing that you believe isn't working properly?

 

When I set the 65" Panasonic aspect ratio to either 16:9 or Justified, Sky channels 1-7 are correctly presented. But 8 through to 111 or whatever number Sky video finishes at, are stretched horizontally. The Living Channel 8 is the most pronounced with an exaggerated wide angle effect on 25% of the edges... other channels less so. This may be an exclusive Panasonic workaround, I don't really know.

 

The HD channels default to the correct ratios, but all 8 onwards are stretched - badly. To correct them I go to 4:3, or if I want more screen real estate I go to 14:9 or Zoom 1. Yes, I lose image, but it's better than any distortion, which I can't abide.




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  Reply # 192082 26-Jan-2009 10:03
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lchiu7: A 65" plasma and a 1080p projector in a few days? Whatever job you have, I want to be doing that also :-)

 

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  Reply # 192083 26-Jan-2009 10:08
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Wouldn't it be more sensible to have the TV on 16:9 permanently and have the MySky HDi set to pillar box the 4:3 channels itself. Certainly what I would do and what most people do.




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  Reply # 192084 26-Jan-2009 10:14
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65notout:
sbiddle: All Sky channels are broadcast in fulltime 16:9 regardless of whether the channels are 16:9 or 4:3 - living is only a 4:3 channel and I haven't noticed any issues with it. I'm not quite sure why you would bother with 14:9 zoom, all you end up doing is losing the top and bottom of the image.

What is your TV doing that you believe isn't working properly?


When I set the 65" Panasonic aspect ratio to either 16:9 or Justified, Sky channels 1-7 are correctly presented. But 8 through to 111 or whatever number Sky video finishes at, are stretched horizontally. The Living Channel 8 is the most pronounced with an exaggerated wide angle effect on 25% of the edges... other channels less so. This may be an exclusive Panasonic workaround, I don't really know.


The HD channels default to the correct ratios, but all 8 onwards are stretched - badly. To correct them I go to 4:3, or if I want more screen real estate I go to 14:9 or Zoom 1. Yes, I lose image, but it's better than any distortion, which I can't abide.



I'm a bit stumped here as to what you are doing wrong. I got a new Panasonic TV for my mum on Friday and have no such issues.

All Sky channels are now fulltime 16:9 broadcasts even if the content is only 4:3 - Sky pillarbox the content themselves and transmit the channel inside a 16:9 frame. Assuming you have the STB set to 16:9 output and the TV set to 16:9 I don't know what can possibly be causing the issue you're having.

Setting the TV to 4:3, zoom or anything else will cause issues - it should simply be a matter of setting at as 16:9 and leaving it at that.


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  Reply # 192088 26-Jan-2009 10:28
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sbiddle:

All Sky channels are now fulltime 16:9 broadcasts even if the content is only 4:3 - Sky pillarbox the content themselves and transmit the channel inside a 16:9 frame. Assuming you have the STB set to 16:9 output and the TV set to 16:9 I don't know what can possibly be causing the issue you're having.

Setting the TV to 4:3, zoom or anything else will cause issues - it should simply be a matter of setting at as 16:9 and leaving it at that.



I thought the MySky HDi did the formatting of 4:3. Certainly the standard decoders (excluding TCL decoders) do not format 4:3 at all and the 4:3 channels are definitely NOT in 16:9 frames - I returned my set top box in August so can't recheck but this at least was the case.




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  Reply # 192090 26-Jan-2009 11:03
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sbiddle: I'm a bit stumped here as to what you are doing wrong. I got a new Panasonic TV for my mum on Friday and have no such issues.

All Sky channels are now fulltime 16:9 broadcasts even if the content is only 4:3 - Sky pillarbox the content themselves and transmit the channel inside a 16:9 frame. Assuming you have the STB set to 16:9 output and the TV set to 16:9 I don't know what can possibly be causing the issue you're having.

Setting the TV to 4:3, zoom or anything else will cause issues - it should simply be a matter of setting at as 16:9 and leaving it at that.

 

AHA! I've just reset Sky to Pillarbox and now am getting distortion-free video on the 65". Thanks for pointing that out - I don't know how I missed it.


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  Reply # 192132 26-Jan-2009 15:36
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Problem then comes with channels that show things that are 16:9 letterboxed - does discovery still do that for all the good shows?




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