Originally Posted by shawnz28
Ok so this is likely user error but I will ask as I did not have this "problem" with my SA box. I am using a Sony kds-50a2000 running thru component. With this box I have had no luck getting the video to default to wide zoom on my tv for standard def channels. I have wide zoom set as the 4:3 default on the tv and normal set on screen size on the box. I have tried every combo of resolution and 4:3 and 16:9 settings on the samsung box but the tv always defaults back to full and the TV tells me it is a 16:9
i dont watch sd stretched or zoomed but i just did just test for you on my sony KDS-R60XBR2. on the TV's remote i pushed the "wide" button. this button alows me to cycle through full, zoom, wide zoom, normal on the TV. you probably have a simmilar button on your remote. i always keep it on full. none of these modes produce an actual zoomed picture that fills the screen. they simply zoom and stretch within a 4x3 box.
then using the DVR remote i went Menu->settings->display->picturesize->zoom->select->C.
with the samsung aspect set to 16x9 and passing all resolutions to the TV(my normal set up) i was able get a true zoom filled screen. and when i navigated away from the SD channel and then back it was still zoomed. this didnt seem to have an effect on the HD channel. it was a 4x3 feed and it was still 4x3. but the SD channel stayed zoomed
so try leaving the TV set to full, change the box picture size to zoom, aspect 16x9, all resolutions passed.