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HR20 screen size

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Capmeister, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    I just replaced my Hisense 17 inch LCD HD with a 20 inch Scepter. The Hisense had some problems, and also overscan was always an issue with the HR20. Interestingly, I don't have that issue with this new TV, but now I see TOO LITTLE. Here's the HR20's caption screen (see attached) and notice the bottom arrow (bottom center) isn't showing. The TV itself doesn't have a way to correct this. The H20 does (did?) but the HR20 doesn't. It would be nice to have a way to fix this sort of thing (and have it hold). Is this possible?

    Not the biggest issue, but... would be nice. :)
     

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  2. houskamp

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    wow thats a ton of overshoot!
     
  3. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    I know. I wonder how I can fix it? Meh. :)
     
  4. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    is it that way on all resolutions?
     
  5. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    I dunno. It's all I've tried. :) 1080. I'm gonna connect the HDMI (it's componant now) when I get a cable and see if it's different.
     
  6. houskamp

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    would try hitting the res button.. looks like 1080 on 720..
     
  7. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Tested--same no matter 720 or 1080.
     
  8. houskamp

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    thats weird because it looks like a sync issue..
     
  9. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    My guess is that on HDMI it will be better. I just don't have one on hand. I'll stop and get one tomorrow.
     
  10. houskamp

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    there doesn't happen to be a stretch mode on the tv?
     
  11. Milominderbinder2

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    This is in the Wish List Survey:

    45 The ability to adjust screen horizontal & vertical position & size in each Format.

    Take the survey again if you haven't in a while. Much has been updated.

    - Craig
     
  12. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    It's set to 16:9 :)
     
  13. Ed Campbell

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    Wonder if native on/off might affect this set?
     
  14. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    It's not on Native. I can't imagine how. All Native would do is set automatically what I'm testing manually.

    My guess is that HDMI will be different than componant. They gave me a DVI to HDMI cable if I wanted to attach a monitor, but no straight HDMI cable. I'm gonna get one on the way home.
     
  15. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Yea, it's your overscan. Search around the net at AVS or some of the other Home Theater boards and see if you can get into the "service menu" for that TV. Usually there is a way to adjust the overscan in the service menu.
     
  16. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Got HDMI cable. It's ABOUT the same with HDMI except the picture is WAY better. :D

    I guess HDMI makes more of a difference with this TV than I suspected.

    Also, now that I'm using HDMI sound... I got a sound drop out. LOL! :D
     
  17. Guitarmann13

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    I have the same issue on 2 1080I TV's. One is rear projection and the other LCD. I also have the older TivoHD receiver and it does the same thing. My friend has a 720 system and does not have this problem. It's pretty noticable if you watch ESPN. The ticker scroll is almost off the bottom of the screen.
     
  18. markrubi

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    It is OVERSCAN find your service menu code and adjust the horizontal & vertical on your TV and you should be ok. I had to do this with my tv. Be careful while in the service menu and write down the original settings before changing anything to be on the safe side.
     
  19. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Is there a good place to find such things? It's a cheapy: Sceptre X20sv-Naga 20" and I googled that and service menu code and found nothing
     
  20. wmschultz

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    I have to have set mine to 480p on my Phillips 23" LCD because of the overscan problem.

    I have yet to find the service menu code for my Phillips.
     
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