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    Sky + DVD Recorder Picture Shift (Revisited)

    This is a discussion on Sky + DVD Recorder Picture Shift (Revisited) within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi all, A while ago I posted about a problem I had recording from Sky but I was fortunate enough ...

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      Sky + DVD Recorder Picture Shift (Revisited)

      Hi all,

      A while ago I posted about a problem I had recording from Sky but I was fortunate enough to solve the problem a while after making the thread.

      Basically, recording from the scart of the Sky to the input of my DVD recorder (on RGB mode) is good quality but the picture is shifted slightly to the right (see pics on original thread). Unfortunately that means there is an unsightly thick black line to the left of my screen, and all recording.

      Since I posted that original post, the picture shift has come back a couple of times, but I've usually been able to get rid of it by spending an hour or two tweaking settings. It was never a set method to fixing it but if I persisted with pressing buttons and switching inputs usually it would be fine - after a while.

      The other night the Sky box updated itself and as I would expect the picture shift is back. The only difference now is that I can't seem to get rid of it by using the same methods I have before. Whether or not that's related to the new update, I don't know.

      What's frustrating is that when you load the Sky up while viewing through the recorder, you can see the black line doesn't appear immediately, only seconds after. It's almost like the RGB signal is adjusting to my DVD recorder somehow by shifting the picture. If only there was a way I could stop this I'd be fine!

      I thought I'd post this on the off-chance that anyone can offer any advice. As far as I'm concerned unless there is something I've overlooked, there's no real solution. I don't think it's a problem with the DVD recorder so I wouldn't like to spend money on a new one for the same thing to happen again. At the same time I'm confused about whether it is a fault of Sky as I haven't really seen any posts elsewhere with the same problem.

      Just in case I'm repeating myself here's a link to the older thread:

      Thanks in advance for your time!

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      Just to add.. a new theory I recently developed is that it might be something to do with how the DVD recorder is setting up the HDMI settings.

      It wasn't something I'd considered but one time the picture shift vanished when I switched from HDMI 1 to 2 (back to the DVD recorder) and the line had gone.

      I should also add that when outputting via PAL in inferior quality, the picture shift is not there. That is, I suppose, the nearest I have to a workaround but the quality is far worse than RGB.

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      Re: Sky + DVD Recorder Picture Shift (Revisited)


      you still got this problem? I have it also and it's only appeared recently... I'm wondering if your DVD recorder is a Panasonic one?

      Annoying isn't it?




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