Originally Posted by gastrof
Is it possible that a widescreen TV might "see" that it's getting a picture from a standard def device, and for that reason display the picture as 4x3, squeezing the widescreen picture into "squashed" mode?
I still only have 4x3 displays, so have no idea if some widescreen devices do things differently from others.
How is the video being fed into the widescreen display, pttoo2
Also, was the recorder still set to work with a 16x9 display when you played the DVD back?
Thanks for the attention, GASTROF.
My Maggy 315 is hooked to HDTV via HEMI cable.
TV is set to 9x16, in the Maggy, video is set at 9x16.
The WS title is recorded from the coax cable through the Maggy's Tuner, and previewed perfectly. After recording onto HDD it plays back perfectly, ie. in anamorphic WS, (automatically fill the WS TV).
The problem is when the title is dubbed onto the DVD, then it plays back it get "squashed" into PB, and everybody becomes tall and thin. And I check the TV setting it shows "normal" mode.
But the another title (4:3 mode) which was dubbed on the same DVD plays back perfectly as FS, 4:3, on the TV which automatically shows in "normal" mode.
I don't believe the TV decides to show the dubbed DVD in "normal" mode because it senses the device is standard def., because my Pio 450 is also hooked to the same TV and it shows anamorphic WS title on the DVD copied from Pio HDD and played in the Pio perfectly; and then...
I take this DVD put into the Maggy and played, it played perfectly.
So, my guess is:
There is definitive difference btw the two DVDs dubbed in the two DVDRs.
The DVD dubbed in Maggy is not able to be shown in true WS mode, while the one dubbed in Pio can.
WAJO mentioned this thing called "WS flag" I don't know what it means, but suspect that has something to do with it.