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Toshiba 350 aspect via HDMI

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Martin1531

Guest
Newbie question

Have connected a Tosh 350 to Panny 500 using the HDMI connection. Picture is great, but its aspect only takes up about 1/3 of the TV screen, and I can't change it either via the DVD player or the TV (apart from using the zoom feature and cutting off the picture), and the TV aspect change button doesn'tt even seem to work when viewing a DVD.

Is this just a 'feature' of using the HDMI socket? Would using the comp connection make a difference?

Thanks
 

Craigy

Distinguished Member
Got my Toshiba 350 connected upto my JVC LT37DS6 via HDMI and am having none of the problems you are having, have you set your video out to component on the player?
 
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Martin1531

Guest
Arrh.

Have to confess I just connected the hdmi cable. I will try that setting as well..

many thanks....
 
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Martin1531

Guest
I'm still at work so will try it when i get home, but as I havn't even gone into the function setup menu on the DVD yet there is a good chance ;) It seemed that when i plugged the HDMI cable in, it bypassed all the TV settings (picture aspect anyway). I havn't played with the DVD setup yet but it makes sense.

thanks again
 

Craigy

Distinguished Member
No probs, try the different hdmi settings on the remote, i think it defaults to 1080i, i prefer to use 720p, I was watching Monsters Inc last night cause I only got the player a couple of days ago, and I have never seen a picture like it.
 
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Martin1531

Guest
Now if there was only a way to turn off the 200 watt blue light on the front of the player! Honestly I can read the paper with it...
 

Craigy

Distinguished Member
I know, the good thing is I am used to that now, first couple of films I watched I found myself drawn to it, its like one of them devices shops use to kill insects.
 

ajm295

Standard Member
Sorry to butt in, but I'm considering a Toshiba 350. What Hi-fi S&V's current HD Edition gave it a good review, but reported that they found the pq on component cables to be better than over hdmi. Just wondering if you guys have found the same thing?
 

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