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Wannabe Geek

# 40203 26-Aug-2009 15:44
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Whilst watching evening news headlines (inbetween normal programmes) on TV One on Freeview (DTVS Satelite) the aspect ratio control flickers all over the place.  Apart from 'the news and weather' headlines the aspect ratio is solid for all otehr programmes, ads etc.

Any ideas?

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  # 250720 26-Aug-2009 16:00
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Are you meaning the 4:3 stories that are broadcast as part of the news?

If you are there is nothing you can do - a lot of content is still 4:3, particularly that from the USA.

If it's something else what do you have your STB and TV settings set to? They should both be set to 16:9 if you do have a 16:9 TV.

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  # 250811 26-Aug-2009 20:35
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Hey, I am watching 16:9 content on a 4:3 TV. Everything looks squished though but you soon get used to it!

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Wannabe Geek

  # 251678 30-Aug-2009 09:41
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Both freeview box and tv set to 16:9. The issue is only with headline news or weather on One (say at 7.30pm, 8.00, 8.30pm etc) All other broadcats on 16:9 rock solid...

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  # 251697 30-Aug-2009 10:50
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Perhaps some rogue 16:9 flag switching occurring via the VBI (Video) data ?

If your TV is paying attention to this data (usually line 23) then it could be your TV is seeing a 16:9 VBI flag missing on some content, so switching to 4:3. I haven't heard of anyone else having this problem though.

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  # 251819 30-Aug-2009 22:28
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I had it happening on sports extra a while back - I have a DSE sat box, and a 4:3 tv with the box set to letterbox - it was jumping to full frame erratically during some motorsport.


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