622 TV2 output change?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by PhantomOG, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. PhantomOG

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    Did anyone else's 622 TV2 output change formats recently?

    I have an HD 16:9 tv on TV1. So, if available, on that TV I typically watch the HD channel in "Normal" format. If no HD version of a channel is available, I would watch the SD channel in "Normal" format (I can't stand stretch-o-vision).

    On TV2, I have an old SD 4:3 TV. So, previously, on that TV I would always watch the SD channels. However, before I always had to watch the SD channels in "Stretch" mode, otherwise the screen would be compressed and I would get black bars on the side with a *skinny* picture in the middle. Switching to "Stretch" mode, pushed out the bars and made the picture in the middle the correct aspect and fill the screen.

    Obviously, this meant I was always swapping format modes back and forth on the SD channels depending on which TV I was watching.

    Now, the TV2 output is correct on SD channels in "Normal" mode. So I no longer have to switch to "Stretch". Overall, it makes me happy, one less button to press. However, I noticed on the local broadcast channel SD feed, I couldn't get the whole picture on TV2. Parts of the image on boths sides were clipped. However, watching the HD channel correctly letterboxes the image, I think.

    Anywhoo... just wondering if anyone else was seeing this change, or am I just crazy? :eek2:
     
  2. PhantomOG

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    Oh, and I have my 622 set to single mode.
     
  3. PhantomOG

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    just confirmed now too, on TV2, HD channels in normal mode are letterboxed (black bars at the top and bottom). This was never the case before. Previously, my 4:3 TV2 would fill its entire screen, causing a distorted image. Setting it to stretch would correct that aspect ratio, but obviously cut off the sides of the image.

    I'm very happy this change was made. Before, I never really bothered watching HD-only channels on my TV2. Now, its definitely an option since I can get the entire 16x9 image on my 4x3 tv displayed correctly with black bars at the top and bottom.

    Thank you DISH!
     
  4. dbconsultant

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    Check out the "L6.21 Software Experiences/Bugs Discussion" - this change is making some people happy and some people unhappy depending on the tv to which their tv2 outputs.
     
  5. BobaBird

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