Pioneer PDP507XD - simple question about football picture

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  1. amrad

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    Hi,

    This is probably a really stupid question - on our 507xd when we watch football we can either watch it letterbox format with vertical bars on the left and right of the screen or some sort of zoomed format where the sky information bar at the bottom of the screen is lost and some of the logos etc.

    Can anything be done about this?

    Thanks
     
  2. gkaram

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    If you want to view the broadcast across the screen you should use Wide option and loose some but not all otherwise watch it in letterbox format
     
  3. choddo2006

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    Assuming this is a dodgy non-widescreen broadcast on ITV? Not much you can do apart from the viewing modes already mentioned. This isn't specific to the Pioneer.

    You do have your Sky box set to 16:9 in the picture settings, presumably?
     
  4. amrad

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    I'm talking about sky broadcasts as well.

    Setting the picture to 16:9 on the sky menu gives the 'zoomed' version which moves the score and sky logo at the top in from the side and when bars come up on the bottom of the screen with scores, stats etc they can't be seen.
     
  5. AndrewTheMuppet

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    Don't watch ITV !

    They can't be bothered to film in Widescreen, I can't be bothered to watch.
    Have ITV mentioned HD anywhere... no.
    While the BBC and Sky are at least trying to show us what they can do, ITV are still producing in 4:3... great! losers.
     
  6. choddo2006

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    Sky Sports?

    Something is wrong here - SS1 and 2 are always 16:9 broadcasts so having the box set to that & the TV set to it should give a fullscreen picture
     
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    There is something very wrong here.

    The Sky box should be set to 16:9 and the set should automatically switch how have you got it wired up.

    What input are you using, have you got the freeview tuner active.

    On the options menu for each input you need auto size on and check input select settings.
     
  8. stranger

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    The 507 aspect ratio should be set to 'full' not 'wide' (confusing I know)
     
  9. amrad

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    How do i set the aspect ratio to full? Is this on the screen or through sky?

    "On the options menu for each input you need auto size on and check input select settings."

    Again is this on sky or the screen?

    Thanks
     
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    Use the bottom right hand button on the tv remote (says HDD underneath it)
     

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