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What is the purpose of the 16:9 setting on DirectTV


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Mikey_B

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Posted August 19 2003 - 02:33 PM

What is the purpose of the 16:9 screen setting on the DirectTV reciever? The screen still needs stretched just like usual.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Jed M

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Posted August 20 2003 - 05:03 AM

If you are watching it on a 16:9 screen it affects the size of the guide and other OSD. Or at least thats what it does on mine.
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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   JohnnyG

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Posted August 21 2003 - 07:16 AM

If I remember the story correctly, it's possible to transmit a 16:9 image 'anamorphically' and instruct the receiver on how to do an automatic pan & scan extraction for 4:3 TVs.

I don't think this feature has ever been used though.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted August 22 2003 - 01:58 AM

As far as I know, it does nothing. I have tried it both ways and nothing has changed.
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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Michael TLV

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Posted August 22 2003 - 02:16 AM

Greetings

I think DTV used it once long ago for a PPV presentation of Apocalypse Now redux ...

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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Cliff Olson

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Posted August 22 2003 - 04:11 PM

It's never done anything on my TV either Posted Image

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Craig Woodhall

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Posted August 22 2003 - 04:44 PM

I can see a difference on my Hitachi, definately. the 16x9 setting stretchs out the picture to fit a 16:9 tv better. At least on mine it does.

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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   JohnnyG

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Posted August 23 2003 - 05:33 AM

I thought, perhaps incorrectly, that Mikey_B was referring to a regular DirecTV receiver, not an HD-capble direcTV receiver.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Craig Woodhall

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Posted August 23 2003 - 05:50 AM

Johnny,

i was talking about a regular receiver. i bought a new 16:9 tv and when first hooked up to the sat receiver, the 'panorama' mode had very bad stretching on the sides watching Directv. I then remembered the 4:3/16:9 setting on the receiver. After changing to the 16:9 mode, the stretching i was experiencing was WAY less pronounced, a night and day difference. the sat receiver was definately doing something to EVERY channel, almost like it just extended the viewing signal horizontally a bit so I couldn't see stretching on the sides as much anymore. Hope that made sense.

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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   anthony_b

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Posted September 27 2003 - 02:00 AM

I have a 16:9 set on its way and I also have DIRECTV using a "regular" HUGHES box. Has anyone benefited from using the 16:9 option from this brand of reciever ?
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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Bob Segno

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Posted September 27 2003 - 10:23 AM

Slightly off the subject. I just had direct tv installed last week.Oval dish and 3 lnb's.My problem is, the picture is great, BUT, the center sound for the voice is very,very low.The suround (music) and ambient signals are very loud.I called Direct TV and they don't know why. Any help?