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TV Ratio

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by shoeheel, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. shoeheel

    shoeheel Legend

    Oct 15, 2006
    What does "TV Ratio" under my HR24/100 display settings do? Mine is set to "Standard 4:3" but my 720p, Widescreen, 16:9, TV seems to operate fine, with full HD. My DVR video display settings are Native "On", Screen Format "Original Format". All of the TV Resolutions are "checked on". Does this trump the TV Ratio? If so why have the "TV Ratio" setting?
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    This has stripped everything off of the video, so your TV is doing what it has to.

    You do want to change to 16:9.

    What the difference is has to do with the other format options.
    Currently with 4:3, you have the option for HD in letterbox, which you don't need, but don't have the option for pillarbox for SD, which you might want.

    Changing to 16:9, gives you the option for SD format changes and nothing for HD, which you don't need, as your TV is 16:9
  3. shoeheel

    shoeheel Legend

    Oct 15, 2006
    Thanks! A very good explanation!
  4. TANK

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    Since you have a 720p ,I would suggest also turning native to "off " and only selecting 720p as your resolution. I do this with my 720p plasma and it seems to allow my HR23 to work a little faster . It also seems to make the sd channels look a bit better.

    Try it for a day or so,if you don't like it just change it back
  5. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    I second Tank's suggestion. I watch a lot of anime from the Anime Network On Demand (channel 1889). It's in SD but most of the newer series are letterboxed so I use the "Crop" setting to make the video fit the screen. However, some older series are in 4:3 format, so I switch back to "Pillar Box" to watch them. With only 720p selected, I only have to cycle through four formats-crop, original format, stretch and pillar box. Oh, and watching Doctor Who before BBC America went HD was at least tolerable.

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