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Need some help with "Format"

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by MadScientist, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. MadScientist

    MadScientist Godfather

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    Hello all,
    I just got my VIP622 the other day and I am trying to use the Format on the remote for TV#2 and it does not work.

    I tried remote TV#1 and it works!

    So my question with people that have the 622 hooked up to another TV does your #2 remote for format work? And if it does do you need to do anything other then push the botton?

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The TV2 format is limited.
    When watching a SD channel you get "full screen" 4:3 (and no other option).
    When watching an HD channel you get to choose between letterbox (16:9 with black bars top and bottom making it 4:3) or zoom (4:3 cropping the sides off of the 16:9 image).
    There is no anamorphic style stretch that allows you to view 16:9 without the letterbox effect.

    TV1 on a 622 shares the stretch modes with the HD outputs. A full range of stretches and zooms are available.
     
  3. MadScientist

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    Thank you James! I thank you again. I thought I was going nuts. Trying to understand the 622 will take a few days.
     
  4. kspeters

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    I'm seeing black bars on the sides of the picture. Is there a setting to at least fill the screen side to side?
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Hit the "*" key on the remote to stretch the picture. Each press of the "*" key cycles to the next format. Press it untill you find one you like!
     
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