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remove stretch format on vip 722k

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by kdkharris, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. kdkharris

    kdkharris New Member

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    i want to take away the stretch option on my dish vip 722k on the SD channels. is there a way to take that option off my device?
     
  2. jsk

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    The only way I could think of is to remove the * button on the remote.

    I wish the receiver could detect black bars and automatically go into stretch mode and go out of it when there are no black bars.
     
  3. VDP07

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    Can't bear to watch anything in stretch mode. Really hate it when a network stretches it for me with no way to un-stretch it.:(
     
  4. kdkharris

    kdkharris New Member

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    i know. it makes me nauseous. i hate it!!
     
  5. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    GSN HD stretches all of the old 4:3 stuff. Add me to the nauseous column.
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

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    And you don't want to do that... because I think there have been some glitches where the receiver changed the setting on its own... so you need that "*" key in case that happens.

    A "format lock" option in the Settings menu might be a good idea... so you could lock the format to widescreen for HD and 4:3 for SD channels if you knew you never wanted to switch the settings.
     
  7. gtal98

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    Easiest way is to just not press the * or PG UP/ PG Down buttons. Not that difficult.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 #8 of 14
    kdkharris

    kdkharris New Member

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    how to you "format lock" anything? sorry to sound so ignorant ... is as simple as going to the settings? i looked, but i guess i overlooked it.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 #9 of 14
    Stewart Vernon

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    There is no such setting. I was replying to your original post with something I thought might be a nice feature to have... but it doesn't exist.
     
  10. Jim5506

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    I wish Dish would add a compress mode to put streched programs back in OAR.
     
  11. coolman302003

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    I have one Samsung LCD TV that does this but all my others don't unfortunately. :(
     
  12. n0qcu

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    Yes they should.

    However.
    It would actually need two compress modes, one for normal stretch and one for the stretch-o-vision stretch were they stretch the sides more than the center of the image.
     
  13. skyviewmark1

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    Strange that I don't seem to have any problem with it changing on it's own.
     
  14. Jhon69

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    Correct me too,once I set it,then I go to another SD channel the setting is the same on my 722k,so I would imagine you could call it a picture setting lock?.I also find the "Partial Zoom" setting to give me the best picture to fill out the black areas in my Widescreen HDTV for the SD channels I watch.:)
     

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