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pillarbox with black bars?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Mr.72, Mar 1, 2007.

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  1. Mr.72

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    is there a way to get the 622 to use black bars rather than gray for the pillarbox? couldn't find it in the manual or the settings.
     
  2. ChuckA

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    The Format (*) key on the remote should do it.
     
  3. TNGTony

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    The * button will cycle through all the different format sizes. Gray bars and black bars are two of the many options.

    See ya
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  4. ls7dude

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    The format button on the lower left of the remote doesn't do it? It works for me?
     
  5. Mr.72

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    i'll try the format button.

    thx-
     
  6. Mr.72

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    well i see the problem. You have a choice of "gray bar" or "normal". On some channels, "normal" is still gray bars. This is like with local OTA channels. But "normal" mode works for most to get black pillars.
     
  7. TechniKal

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    If you're seeing gray bars in 'normal' mode, you're likely watching an HD channel that's broadcasting 4:3 content and the broadcaster is including the Gray bars in the source. I don't think there's a way to change that.
     
  8. TNGTony

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    Keep in mind that the 622 remembers different modes. If you have gray bars for SD and Black bars for HD then change the SD settings, the HD settings will be unaltered.

    Hope that made sense. :)

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  9. Mr.72

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    yeah that makes sense. TechniKal I think you may be right...
     
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