Pio 508XD - Sky News is now displaying as 4:3 in 1:9 aspect

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  1. Matthew Attoe

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    Hi,

    I noticed a couple of days ago that suddenly Sky News - through my TV's Freeview tuner - is displaying incorrectly and I will try my best to explain what's happening.

    Basically, all the other channels display correctly - 16:9 is displayed in Full mode and 4:3 is display as 4:3 with the side mask bars correctly placed. However, when I change to the Sky News channel the correct 16:9 image is displayed for about 2 seconds, then the side mask bars appear giving a "fake" 4:3 image - the remaining viewable image is still in the correct 16:9 ratio but the sides are masked off.

    I've tried altering various settings to correct this - although I didn't change anything to cause this to happen in the first place!

    Strangely, if I watch Sky News through my Panny HDD recorder's built-in Freeview tuner on Input 1 via HDMI, the Sky News image is displayed perfectly.

    Anyone have any ideas on what could have caused this to happen and to only affect the Sky News channel?

    Many thanks in advance,

    Matthew
     
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  2. Matthew Attoe

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    Maybe someone with a 508XD could check what happens when they watch Sky News through the built-in Freeview tuner for me?

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
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    Just checked Sky News on my 428XD, seems to be in 16.9.
     
  4. Matthew Attoe

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    Thanks for checking for me :thumbsup:

    I wonder what's causing my issue.

    Don't suppose it's enough of a problem to get John Lewis to do a goodwill swap for a 500A, is it :devil:
     
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    Well, John Lewis don't do the 500A, so that scuppers that straight away ;)

    Have you had a play around with the auto-size settings? Under Option I think.
     
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    Just started happening to my Pioneer 507XD... Not happy. It is also on Film 4, Sky 3, Dave and I think ITV2+1.
     
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    Thought I was going bonkers too. I'm having the same problem with my 3 year old Pioneer 436XDE TV and my Pioneer LX60D DVD/HDD recorder. I even recorded sky news and sky 3 on a DVD on the LX60 and played it back on a Tosh LCD TV. Yes , even the recording is 4:3 too.:(
     

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