Square display - BBC 2 Freeview

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  1. Wizzard

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    I have just got freeview and am very satisfied with the quality and get all the available channels.

    BBC 2, however, displays as a square and does not fill up the whole screen. Any ideas please?
     
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    I think you mean Freeview.


    Go in to the setup menu and check the picture settings.......4x3, 16x9 etc.
    It is always a good idea to give the make and model no of equipment when asking for advice.
     
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    or you where watching BBC sport ( motogp by chance?? ) in which case its a "feature"

    regards
     
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    Tennis actually! So. will all sports be in this format?
     
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    its some stupid thing the bbc does god knows why.....
     
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    I think the issue is due to the aspect ratio of the pictures the receiver from other suppliers. The pictures of the MotoGP race are probably provided as 4:3 to the BBC. To stop continual aspect ratio switching the probably keep all the pictures for that segment to 4:3.

    The Queens Club tenis was in Widescreen but some library footage of Wimbilden was in 4:3 (as is to be expected.)

    It seems to be BBC Sports policy to show 4:3 content with black bars when the STB is switched to Widescreen. I wish ITV1 did this when showing F1 as the program is 4:3 and the adverts in 16:9. I force my STB in 4:3 mode for this as all the switching gets on my nerves.

    HTH

    Dave
     

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