Hi, I'm hoping somebody can help.
I've got a Pioneer DVD-696 DVD player running through my AVR-1910. It's set to upscale to 1080i. If I play some 16:9 DVDs through it, the picture on the TV (a Panasonic Viera) is often letterboxed, AND pillarboxed. I've fiddled around with the scaler settings, although as I understand they're only relevant to analogue inputs; this is all connected via HDMI.
I'm a bit confused as to why this is happening. If the DVD player is plugged direct to the TV I don't get this. My Bluray player (a panasonic) does the same thing. I'm guessing it is only certain aspect ratio DVDs that are causing it, but I don't see why the Denon is messing with the aspect when everything else just shows it full screen. Is there anything I can do to tell the receiver to just pass through the HDMI and not mess with it? My TiVO and XBMC box both run through it and run full 16:9 res, with no bars. I've reset to defaults but it's still the same. I've played around with settings but I can't figure it out.
Anybody else experienced this?