The GX3 wont record 16:9 with +RW and it will only record in 16:9 with -R/RW as long as the recording isn't over 2 hours long,or something like that.jnunn said:Is the an issue only with the +RW media or will it record 16:9 on the other two formats - -RW and R?
I might be wrong but check the manual,there are quite a few quirks when you read it like no 16:9 with +RW and there is definetley a limit on how much you can record in 16:9 with -RW's just not sure what it is.Simon6776 said:I've never had that problem with my GX3. I always use -R/RW, in LP (3 hour) mode, and have never noticed a recording in the wrong format. Not being funny, but are you sure it's not a setting which needs checking? I can't even think of a reason why any recordings over 3 hours would not record in 16:9.
Simon6776 said:Well, it seems you are correct. I still don't quite get it, but here's what the manual says:
● Rec Screen Size
Sets the picture size of the program to be recorded.
4:3 (default): Sets the picture size to 4:3
16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide mode)
This function works with DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs (Video Mode), when the recodring mode is set to HQ, HSP, or SP (i.e. up to 2 hours). For all other recordings, the screen size if fixed at 4:3.
For DVD-RWs (VR Mode), the actual picture size is recorded regardless of the setting. For instance, if a 16:9 picture is received, the disc records the picture as 16:9 even if "Rec Screen Size" is set to 4:3.
For DVD+RWs, the screen size is fixed at 4:3.
I have to admit, I never knew that. How ridiculous! I still think that must just be for analogue recordings, because everything I record off my Freeview box always plays back in 16:9 widescreen. At least, I think it does - you've got me worried now!