Originally Posted by wajo
plplpl, I don't know since I don't have a DV camera, but I'd like to know. I've recorded 16:9 shows from a 16:9 digital broadcast thru the tuner and gotten a "natural" full-screen 16:9 recording... and high-speed dubbed to DVD.
If you still have the 3575, maybe you could try, then you can take it back?
OK, I unpacked it and set it up again to try this out. I set the Video > TV Aspect to 16:9 Wide before
recording from my miniDV cam via the DV Input. As I had feared, though, it made no difference, and the Philips again recorded a vertically squished 4:3 aspect ratio from my 16:9 DV cam source.
Although I'm disappointed, of course, I'm glad I could contribute a little piece of knowledge as a token of my appreciation for the treasury of info wajo's got going on this machine.
It also made me realize how lucky I am to have a Toshiba RD-XS35 that can
do this correctly, and so to help ensure its longevity, since such machines appear to be going out of production, for the US market anyway, I ordered a spare Maxtor 6L160P0 HDD
for when the Tosh's HDD goes "T
For me, alas, the inabilty to record 16:9 from a 16:9 DV cam source is a dealbreaker, so I'm afraid it's going back mañana to join the ranks of all those good-as-new DVD recorder open boxes at Best Buy. My loss will be someone else's gain.