Originally Posted by pors968
How do you keep the aspect ratio to JUST always? It changes to FULL when tv is swhtched off. it's pain to change each time!
The TV does remember the aspect setting by signal type, but it has one catch: With an HD signal (720p, 1080i, or 1080p) it will revert to FULL. It makes sense because HD signals are by definition 16:9 format so you should not need to have anything other than FULL. The problem is if you have an HD signal, but a 4:3 image.
The problem lies with your source (cable box, satellite box?). Ideally, you should set that to pass-through all signal types unchanged. And make sure the box isn't doing any aspect ratio changes. Some of these boxes want to only output 1080i, for example, to an HDTV. That's no good, because then the TV thinks every channel is in 16:9 HD and it wants to show it in FULL.
I have my cable box set to pass-through everything. Then it works very nicely. 480i always show in JUST. HD channels show in FULL.
Remember - If you have an HD signal (720p, 1080i, or 1080p) and you see side bars, they were not put there by the TV. With HD signals, the TV has no way of knowing that the image is not 16:9. To the TV, it is in 16:9 and the side bars are part of the image. With a 480i signal, then it does know that it is 4:3, and then it can handle it appropriately.