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    New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

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      New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

      Hi Guys,

      New to this forum so please be gentle...

      I'm a little embarrassed to admit this - but I have an old (circa 1994) Toshiba TV (linked to Sky+ with a scart), normal aspect ratio is 4:3. Since SSN was altered yesterday, I have been unable to watch it because most of the info bars on the sides are missed off.

      I've tried altering the aspect ratio on Sky+ to 16:9, SSN is then spot on - trouble is every other channel is unwatchable. Nothing exists on the TV menu to be able to alter the aspect ratio automatically that I can see.

      Can anybody please point me at what is wrong / what I can do about it? Or do I have to finally trade in the old telly?

      Thanks in anticipation!


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      Re: New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

      Select the 4:3L mode and it should then insert the black bars instead of cutting off the picture.

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      Re: New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

      Thanks Simon, tried this yesterday and SSN looks ok but every other channel has the black bars as forecast. As the tv is only smallish, it effectively makes these channels unwatchable.

      I was hoping that there was some way that I could somehow tell the tv / sky+ box that for this channel only to select 4:3 instead of its default 16:9.

      I thought that channels had some sort of auto signal built in to link to the tv and sort itself out?
      What have Sky changed on their 405 channel which does not allow the picture to auto ratio?

      Cheers

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      Re: New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

      Sky Sports News on SD is now in 16:9 format, with no 4:3 safe area for graphics. This change coincided with the launch of Sky Sports News HD.

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      Re: New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

      Does your TV have a 14:9 option? That can be a good compromise when you have a mix of broadcast ratios.

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      Re: New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

      Thanks for the advice guys. Can't do anything with the telly unfortunately. I suspected that it was the 'relaunch' of SSN which was at the root of the problem.

      As I can't live without my sports news fix - Looks as if I'll have to buy a new tv!

      Cheers

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      Re: New Sky Sports News - Aspect Ratio problem

      It might a problem with your Sky apect ratio set-up rather than the TV's aspect ratio. Try:

      1. Press Services button on Sky remote
      2. Go to Option 4 "System Setup"
      3. Go to Option 1 "Picture Settings"

      Then change to the picture format to 16:9

      Hope the above helps.

     

     

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