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    14:9 and 4:3 lost?

    This is a discussion on 14:9 and 4:3 lost? within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I wonder if anyone can shed some light on an annoying problem I can't seem to fix. I have just ...

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      14:9 and 4:3 lost?

      I wonder if anyone can shed some light on an annoying problem I can't seem to fix.
      I have just upgraded from Sky+ to Sky+HD with a nice new shiny box.

      The problem is that I have lost the ability to switch to 4:3 or 14:9 aspect ratios on my TV and can now only watch older 4:3 programmes in a stretched out, wide screen format. My wife is quite happy watching short dumpy faces on screen but it bugs me no end.

      The TV has not been altered in any way as it was a straight box swap.

      Thanks in advance.

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      Re: 14:9 and 4:3 lost?

      You probably have the box set to the wrong aspect. Press Services/0 on your remote and make sure Scart Control = ON and HD Resolution Output = Automatic.

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      Re: 14:9 and 4:3 lost?

      The High-Def resolutions outputted by the SKY HD box by default are always 16:9, the box is stretching any 4:3/14:9 content to 16:9 and sending it directly to the tv like that. Using the scart input should allow you to change the aspect ratio on the tv.

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      Re: 14:9 and 4:3 lost?

      Thanks guys, changing the HD res. output to Automatic worked a treat.
      Excellent.
      Last edited by Blackrat; 06-06-10 at 08:14 AM.

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      Re: 14:9 and 4:3 lost?

      How can programs like the simpsons on Sky 1HD be viewed in full screen and not with the black bar around the edge of it? Is it stuck like that because its an older program not made in HD?

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      Re: 14:9 and 4:3 lost?

      Yes. That's the way it is supposed to be viewed.

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      Re: 14:9 and 4:3 lost?

      Quote Originally Posted by kev25 View Post
      How can programs like the simpsons on Sky 1HD be viewed in full screen and not with the black bar around the edge of it? Is it stuck like that because its an older program not made in HD?
      You need to change your TV's aspect ratio manually. I tend to watch the older stuff through the Scart connection, with TV on 14:9 though of course you can set any ratio you like that way.

     

     

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