16:9 Content on TTCB on DRT800

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by eric_mcgovern, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. eric_mcgovern

    eric_mcgovern Member

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    Has anyone had any luck getting 16:9 content transferred from their PC to their DRT800? If I encode a video to 16:9 it is completely out of whack when I transfer the video. If I burn that same file to a DVD in the same resolution, etc. it plays just fine in 16:9 mode. Is there something simple I am missing?
     
  2. petew

    petew Active Member

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    Eric, A description of the symptoms would help. And are you trying to view on a widescreen TV?
     
  3. gtrogue

    gtrogue Mentally Hilarious

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    What do you mean by "completely out of whack"?
     
  4. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    It is a known issue that 16:9 content doesn't work correctly on 5xx series boxes - which are the TiVo and Humax 'nightlight' boxes, and the Toshiba and Humax DVD units. There have been other discussions about this issue.
     
  5. petew

    petew Active Member

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    I have a 4:3 TV so somewhat different but for 640x352 downloads I pad 64 pixels top and bottom and 32 pixels left and right giving a 704x480 image with a letterbox picture that's an exact fit horizontaly into the visible portion of my TV. I use the folloing ffmpeg command line:

    "C:\gui4ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe" -i %1 -hq -target ntsc-dvd -b 6000 -aspect 4:3 -s 640x352 -padbottom 64 -padtop 64 -padleft 32 -padright 32 -acodec ac3 -ab 448 -ac 6 -mbd 2 -qmin 2 -async 1 -y %2
     
  6. johnconaway

    johnconaway New Member

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    Megazone, could you point to some of the other discussions on the 16:9 issue with series 5xx boxes? I've noticed some intermittent problems sometimes, and thought it was the wide picture setting on my TV, not the Tivo, but now maybe I need to go back and research this further.

    I have a Humax DRT800 and a Sony 46 wide HDTV, and I feed the Tivo separately through one of the video inputs, so I can switch off to watch High Def programming.

    Thanks
     

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