Apect ratio ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by schatham, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    1,522
    542
    Mar 17, 2007
    I bought a new TV and the default Aspect ratio was set to wide. I put it at normal. What do you guys suggest? Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2020
  2. Teavo

    Teavo Active Member

    414
    166
    Feb 11, 2020
    Automatic setting.
     
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    19,528
    3,540
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I just bought a new Sony. Wide gives me the correct picture. It's dynamic, so comparison is easy. [There is no Auto].
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    53,611
    10,485
    Oct 17, 2000
    Minneapolis
    My inclination is to use the default unless there turns out to be a reason not to...especially with TV settings it can be confusing, since different manufacturers use different terminologies. So just leave it as it is unless the picture ends up being wrong. Hopefully, you'll never have to worry about it!

    Alternately, there are forums out there with people who love to geek out over this kind of stuff (avsforum.com is one); it shouldn't be too hard to find a listing of all the settings for your TV and what the different options really mean. E.g., here's the avsforum.com thread for my TV.

    **OFFICIAL** 2016 XBR-X850D Sony Series TV Thread - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
     
  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    19,528
    3,540
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    So true. I used a 40W600B for four years. Then I bought the 43X800H, (an Android model). The differences are amazing. Luckily I'm using TiVo off cable, so I can put off learning for a while. I'm waiting for the 4k cables right now since I moved my VOX and I have a Roku Ultra. Since there's not much else to do, I bought a new 4k AVR also.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2020
  6. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    1,522
    542
    Mar 17, 2007
    Thanks I'll go with wide. Their is no auto.
     
  7. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

    1,592
    472
    Mar 5, 2004
    My father has a Sony and has had them for years. Wide is what you'll use most of the time, if something looks off at some point try normal. Most of the time you'll never need to touch the setting.
     
  8. JandS

    JandS Well-Known Member TCF Club

    2,055
    617
    Oct 1, 2010
    East of Seattle
    which one? how many HDMI outlets inputs?

    eta: I meant inputs.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2020
  9. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    19,528
    3,540
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I went from a RX-V867 with 6 HDMI to a RX-V585 with 4. Like with Sony, new stuff removes features. I haven't taken the new AVR out of the box yet.
     
  10. JandS

    JandS Well-Known Member TCF Club

    2,055
    617
    Oct 1, 2010
    East of Seattle
    If you have more than 4 HDMI devices will you use an HDMI switch? Or, sigh, just readjust the antenna (ooops, channeling my youth...) change plug-ins? I much prefer to have all inputs going through our Denon AVR, nothing into the TV directly.
     
  11. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    19,528
    3,540
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Obviously I want the AVR for sound. So I'll plug my 4k devices in first. That's a Roku Ultra and Mini Vox. Next will be my Roamio that I use all day, then probably my Blu-ray (Sony S6500). I'll use the four on the TV for my TE4 Roamio, AVR, Premiere and have one spare. A Yamaha has four "scene" buttons that power up, select input and DSP. I miss the power button on my TV though.

    At one time I had an HDMI switcher and optical switcher. Years ago. BTW, I never use CEC or ARC.
     
  12. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

    1,645
    390
    Jun 1, 2007
    Oklahoma...
    On my TVs, that setting decides what to do with 4:3 content. Wide stretches it to fill a 16:9 screen. Normal displays it with pillarboxes and the original AR.

    Some TVs have a Zoom setting that will zoom without stretching the image, and fills a 16:9 screen.
     
  13. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    4,547
    255
    May 25, 2006
    Atlantic...
    Lately my none HDMI channels from Comcast have been letter boxed really bad. Picture is about 1/4th of the screen. Never had this before until two weeks ago. Not sure what is doing it. Tried looking at the ration settings but couldn't find a way to change it.
     

Share This Page