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08-27-2009, 12:18 AM
Just ordered my Tivo HD today and was wondering if it offers a Zoom/Stretch feature like a cable HD box offers? I have a 65" widescreen and would like to fill the screen top to bottom and side to side. If so, is it a button on the remote or do I have to keep diving into a Tivo settings menu to zoom and un-zoom? Thanks in advance.
08-27-2009, 01:31 AM
There is a button on the remote called "Aspect" that toggles this feature. I'm personally not a fan of it, and those few times I need to use it I prefer to use the TV's own stretch/zoom feature.
08-27-2009, 06:54 AM
Yes, but if the set (like my now ancient Pio Elite 510) has no ability control aspect in anything other than 480i mode, its useful. I use it mainly in "panel" for full screen SD programs to maintain the correct AR and avoid the stretch. I also occassionally use the "zoom" mode when a SD channel is showing something window-boxed (i.e. 16:9 or 2.35:1 in a 4:3 frame) to utilize the entire screen, but be aware PQ in this mode can be a bit dodgy and is very source dependent.
I just wish it worked for HD signals, but it doesn't so anytime a network shows 4:3 content incorrectly (stretched) inside a HD picture, you can't use it. In those cases I just go to the SD channel (I have FIOS which carries an SD channel for all HD ones offered) where I can use the aspect control if necessary.
08-27-2009, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the info guys. My current cable remote offers it, as does my TV remote. Just hope I'm not tap dancing between the two for everything.
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