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Picture output smaller after installing sky+HD


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After upgrading from sky+ to sky+HD, the output to my screen of certain channels is smaller than on normal channels. On sky1 HD before the upgrade the picture filled my tv screen (LG 50PK350). Now on certain programmes (simpsons) there is a very wide border on either side of the screen. This is also true of sky Atlantic HD. Sky news HD fills the screen all the time, as does BBC1 HD.

Anyone have any clues as to why this happens?


On a HD receiver you get what the programme makers provide.
If they provide you with something in 4:3 and you want to stretch it you can get your TV to do it for you.


Distinguished Member
Anyone have any clues as to why this happens?

Sky assume if you are watching a HD channel then you are interested in picture quality and want to watch the best picture possible. And the best picture possible is at the correct aspect ratio - not stretched out in a hideous abortion to fill your screen and make everybody look short and fat. If you do want to watch a crap picture, switch to the SD channel to watch it. If you want to watch the picture the way it should be shown, stick with the HD channels.

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