SD suddenly stretched?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by jetsetjoe, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. jetsetjoe

    jetsetjoe New Member

    Jul 11, 2004
    Brighton, MI


    I purchased a Sony 60" HDTV and HR10-250 one year ago.

    It used to be, that all SD shows had the verticle bars, and HD filled the whole screen. That is how I prefer SD: unstretched.

    Lately, more and more SD shows are stretched to fill the whole screen. I haven't changed any settings on the TV or on the HR10-250. Not all SD shows are stretched, just some.

    Why is this happening. Stretching SD makes everyone look fat!

    Any ideas?
  2. Maddod-99

    Maddod-99 New Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Not knowing the specifics of your TV, I dont know the default settings.
    But I do know that both the HD10 & your TV will have the "zoom" or "stretch" feature. Go through both settings & ensure you are maintaining broadcast aspect ratios (normally denoted as "Normal").

    If you havent changed the HD10 & the TV is new, my guess would be its a TV Setting.
  3. kdonnel

    kdonnel DVC-BCV

    Nov 28, 2000
    Is it your local OTA stations that are stretched?

    If could be that the station is stretching the content before broadcasting. The FOX station in Atlanta used to stretch everything.

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