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Format = Stretch? Bad Name!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by cygnusloop, Mar 25, 2007.

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  1. Mar 25, 2007 #1 of 117
    cygnusloop

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    If you want the HR20 to send native 640X480 SD programming to your TV, with the intention of using your television to do any pillar boxing, stretching, or cropping, The HR20 must be set to FORMAT = STRETCH. What? I will agree that this mode is stretchable, as in my TV is able now to stretch it, pillar box it, or whatever.

    I think this is fundamentally confusing. :confused:

    What should the HR20 format setting, currently known as stretch be called?
     
  2. Mar 25, 2007 #2 of 117
    Steve

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    You are 100% right.

    How about "intact" mode? /s
     
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    how about FILL
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2007 #5 of 117
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    Fill
    Full
    Raw

    WHat difference does it really make if you know what it means?

    And no matter what you call it...it won't come when you call it.
     
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    Steve

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    I like "raw". May have negative connotations to some, tho.

    How about "basic"? /steve
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2007 #8 of 117
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    You can stretch the digital 4:3 picture but the info screen and menus look huge. I wonder if they could correct that?
     
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    I had to turn fill off because it makes every one look so fat, I still like piller bars for SD TV.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2007 #10 of 117
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    This is why each remote [TV & D*] have the "format" button. Each needs to be used to have your display look worth a s..... [oops I said it again].
     
  11. Mar 25, 2007 #11 of 117
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    I'm having a problem with stretching and fill or anything else. When my TV is on it won't stretch now on SD channels the only time my TV is a fill picture now is in HD I tried everything to make it change but it just won't do it. Does anyone know what's causing this. I tried a RBR I tried pulling the plug I went into the menu and tried changing things around but no matter what I do the black bars stay up on each side of the TV and it's a Plasma so I'm worried about burn in. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    If you set NATIVE=ON, your tv will do all the scaling and the HR20 stretch mode is ignored.
     
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    veryoldschool

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    What "needs" to happen: HR-20 format set to stretch, TV format to "full" or whatever yours calls it.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2007 #14 of 117
    EAGLES20

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    When I push the format button on the remote it shows the stretch mood crop and pillar but nothing changes does anyone know why that would happen.
     
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    VOS I have the HR20 set to stretch but the TV still won't change
     
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    veryoldschool

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    Are you tuned to an HD channel [or resolution]? It doesn't do anything for HD.
     
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    Steve

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    You would think so, but not true. It's been discussed ad nauseum in this thread.

    Cygnusloop describes what really happens in the first post. He's just looking for a better name than "stretch", because it does not describe what's really happening when it's engaged for Native and 480i/p.

    /steve
     
  18. Mar 25, 2007 #18 of 117
    EAGLES20

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    VOS When I'm in HD I have a fill screen but when I'm on a channel that's not HD the picture will not stretch out so I don't have the black bars on both sides. I really have tried everything I'm out of ideas so if you can give me any I would appreciate it.
     
  19. Mar 25, 2007 #19 of 117
    veryoldschool

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    As they say "no sweat". :confused:

    Are you in "native on" & stretch?
    Does your TV have settings for "wide, full, etc?"
     
  20. Mar 25, 2007 #20 of 117
    EAGLES20

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    Yes Native On and Stretch
    TV does have settings and ever time i push the button on the remote it shows you the different settings but it doesn't change them.
     
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