Since setting up the new home theater, I am now outputting the 515 through HDMI.
Outputting through HDMI has resulted in the only decent looking Format setting on the TV being “Full.” This is the same format setting one would use for a normal looking picture with HD signal content. Indeed, the TV is reading the Maggie output as “1080p.” Outputting to the old HT gear through the RCA composites resulted in the TV reading “480p”.
(We know the Maggie does not output 1080p, but I suspect the Yammy receiver and/or the tv is doing upconversion, since the Maggie signal is now going HDMI all the way through the system. Dunno for sure).
Anyway, the tv picture on the Full format setting is slightly stretched horizontally. If I set the tv format to Just or Zoom or Hi-Fill, it is stretched even more and doesn’t look good. If I set it to 4:3, the picture is no longer stretched, but it is crimped on both sides, i.e., a portion of the picture is lost on each side.
The Maggie Aspect Ratio is set to 16:9 Wide, the only setting I see other than 4:3 Letterbox and 4:3 Pan and Scan, neither of which look right at all with any tv Format setting when connecting via HDMI.
To sum up, the Full tv setting looks best when outputting the Maggie through HDMI, and it is decent, but still shows a little horizontal stretching I’d like to eliminate, if possible.
Any thoughts guys? If not, then I may dive into the receiver's beeellions of Inputs sub-menus to see if there are any adjustments to make for the particular input the Maggie plugs into.