Mitsubishi TV picture control

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  1. Bo-Cephus

    Bo-Cephus Agent

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    Hello,
    I have an "old" (2001) Mitsubishi 55" HD-compatible TV, with several different picture formats. For HD broadcasts of course I prefer the "standard", but with lesser broadcasts I prefer the "stretched" format.

    My problem is that when I recently switched to Direct TV, the HD20 receiver also has its own formatting. Unfortunately, none of them are "standard" (they have stretched, pillar box, etc.).

    I want my TV to automatically switch to the proper format (which it did when I had Comcast), but now with Direct it seems a little more complicated. Direct has a "native" setting, which I guess theoretically allows the TV to determine screen format, but if that';s the case then why are there several different "native" settings from Direct (Native stretched, native pillar boxed, etc.). Anyone have advice/opinions and/or have had experience with this? Hopefully this is the correct forum for this issue. Thanks.
     
  2. Shane Harg

    Shane Harg Second Unit

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    How do you have it hooked up? Component video, I assume. I had a 2000 Mitsu 55" RPTV, while I was living over there and remember that as long as it was being fed an HD signal, I could not change the aspect ratio. It stayed in 16:9 format. I would think that you could leave the TV on 16:9 and then change the aspect on your STB to suit your needs, but then again, I've never had digital satellite. Only Comcast digital cable.
     

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