Originally Posted by frank70
Doesn't anyone else find it terminally annoying that the DVR+ constantly reverts back to stretching 4:3 SD channels horizontally (thus corrupting the aspect ratio) and there is no setting to tell it not to do this?
You are not the first to comment on this. I suggest sending a politely worded email to Channel Master about this, asking them to allow one to set the default in future firmware, or to simply have it default to whatever setting was last selected. Either way would work fine. And either way would work fine for those who like stretched, distorted images.
As it is, it is a constant annoyance. Not annoying enough for me to send it back, but it does certainly make me wish that they had some proper competition for this sort of thing, so that maybe I could buy one that is done right.
Overall, I like it so far. But it is annoying that it does not always record the buffer with each show (when recording back to back shows on the same channel), and this aspect ratio situation is also annoying. Really, they should have the aspect ratio set to default to whatever one last selected, and then everyone should be pretty happy about it. It would be fine to have it come out of the box any way they want, but not allowing one to change the default is a very poor choice on their part.