[vdr] Aspect Ratio problems

Mike Parker vdr at msatt.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Sep 1 11:05:15 CEST 2005


Thanks for the Help Darren.

By squashed I mean that the TV is showing a 'full' picture which is not in
the correct aspect ratio, no pillar boxing.
When a 4:3 is being transmitted I have to switch my TV into 4:3 mode and the
tv puts in its own blank sides and the picture is correct.
Watched bbc3 Apprentice last night, it shows pillar-boxing and no change is
necessary, but surely that is 16:9 in stream (I did not check) so it should
look ok anyway.
The problem is when a 4:3 stream is being sent and dbv is set to 16:9, the
4:3 picture is sent to my tv in 16:9 format and the tv does not
automatically switch.
Is this a vdr / driver problem?
Thanks
Mike




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Darren Salt" <linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
To: <vdr at linuxtv.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [vdr] Aspect Ratio problems


> I demand that Mike Parker may or may not have written...
>
> > My TV definately switches automatically, however if DVB is set to 16:9
in
> > vdr and the transmission is in 4:3 the picture remains squashed.
>
> Is this pillar-boxed 4:3 or true 4:3? (Which channel? The BBC tend to use
> pillar-boxing whereas Channel 5 uses true 4:3.)
>
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