Sky+ Recorded Movies Aspect Ratio

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  1. Oliverp

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    Hi,

    I have read similar questions when I have searched the forum but I've not heard of this exact problem before.

    When I watch a movie recorded from Sky+ the picture seems to shift up. I get a smallish blackbar at the top and a large one at the bottom. It's happened a few times now, but for an example it has recently happened on Enemy of the State and Rush Hour.

    I've got the Sky box set to 16:9, RGB with Scart Control enabled etc.

    Has anybody else had this problem?

    Thanks in advance

    Oliver Plante

    Panasonic 42PX70, Pace Sky+, Sony HT-DDW790, Sony NS76H, XBOX 360, Kameleon 8308
     
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    most films are not filmed in 16:9 its normally 2.35.1 therefore you will still get a small black border top and bottom of your screen even if you have a widescreen tv
     
  3. Oliverp

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    My problem is the top bar is small, but the bottom bar is about twice as big so it looks as if the picture has been shifted up. This only appears when watching recorded films from Sky Movies.
     
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    What type of TV are you viewing on?
    Make/model no?
     
  5. Oliverp

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. It is a Panasonic 42PX70. The aspect ratio is set to auto (the auto selects 16:9). If I use zoom I lose part of the image.

    It just seems odd that the top bar is so much smaller that the bottom bar and that it only happens on recordings.

    I'll take some pics with my camera tomorrow to show what I mean.

    Thanks

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    Does this also happen if you Live Pause a widescreen movie?
     
  7. Oliverp

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    Good question. I'll have a check this evening.

    Thanks again
     

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