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Here is probably a dumb ? 480 vs 1080

JMCFAN
10-24-2005, 05:47 PM
Just upgraded my set after 12 years ( Sony SXRD 60" :D )

Have Direct TV with a HD DVR. When I watch local broadcast stations in 480 it fills the screen where as when I watch in 1080 I have side bars... normal I know..

in 480 is the picture 'stretched" to fill the screen? I cant really tell.. :confused: but I am old and my eyes are bad.. :D

LordGamer
10-24-2005, 06:06 PM
When you say "side bars," do you mean running left to right (horizontal) or top to bottom (vertical)?

JMCFAN
10-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Top to bottom...

JMCFAN
10-25-2005, 06:56 PM
anyone..?

RSawdey
10-25-2005, 11:22 PM
You're changing the output of your STB? Many TVs can stretch a 480i signal, but not HD res signals. But with your burn proof TV, you don't need to distort the aspect. Pillarbox will be the best quality.

Little_T
10-31-2005, 11:50 AM
You're changing the output of your STB? Many TVs can stretch a 480i signal, but not HD res signals. But with your burn proof TV, you don't need to distort the aspect. Pillarbox will be the best quality.

What did you mean by "burn proof TV" By the sound of that I would think that means I could screw mine up

Yaamon
10-31-2005, 01:46 PM
In your directv receiver go in your menu and select the correct size of your screen select 16x9.

Then make sure the output is set for 1080i.

If your directv receiver has a dvi or hdmi connector use that type of connection first.

If not use the component connections.

RSawdey
10-31-2005, 03:22 PM
What did you mean by "burn proof TV" By the sound of that I would think that means I could screw mine up

OP's TV uses SXRD, aka LCOS. Since LCOS, like LCD and DLP, doesn't have any phosphors it can't burn in. Burn in is uneven phosphor aging.

Only technologies that use chemical phosphors CAN burn in, CRT & Plasma & (soon) SED.