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

    Jan 8, 2002
    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

    Jul 31, 2003
    Pittsburg, CA
    Eric, A description of the symptoms would help. And are you trying to view on a widescreen TV?
  3. gtrogue

    gtrogue Mentally Hilarious

    Jun 18, 2001
    What do you mean by "completely out of whack"?
  4. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

    Mar 3, 2002
    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

    Jul 31, 2003
    Pittsburg, CA
    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

    Jan 3, 2005
    Reston Va
    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.


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