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> The Dish 6000 has 5 "stretch-zoom" modes when viewing 4x3

> programming on a 16x9 TV, but as fas as I know this is just

> for non-HD material. I've never considered any of these

> stretch/zoom modes acceptable for viewing anything.



I saw this in another thread.


Wanted to make sure I got a correct answer.


My Mitsubishi widescreen TV has three aspect ratio modes.

I'd much prefer to have the 5 modes in the newer Mits

models...


If I can get the extra two modes by pressing a button

on the Dish 6000, I'm ready to buy...


Is the above statement correct ??????


And are the 5 modes similar to the new Mitsibishi

modes. The mode I'm looking for is "theater wide"

(modest or no stretch in the middle - extreme stretch

at the extreme right and left)...


Can't stand watching 4:3 with the two modes in my

TV that appear to have been designed for anamorphic

and letterbox DVDs...


I'm living with the grey bars on the sides for 4:3

material - but I don't like them and burn-in concerns

me


 

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Does your Mitsubishi have the HD input? I have one of the newer model Mitsubishi's (the 55807) and the Dish 6000.


The 6000's aspect ratio controls only work when the 6000 is set to HD mode. The SD outputs (composite and SVHS) only have 2 aspect ratios.


But I don't think the 6000 gives you what you want, anyway. The 5 modes are:

1. Normal (black bars on the sides)

2. Gray bars on the sides

3. Stretched (same as anamorphic expansion)

4. Full Zoom (expands 4:3 width to entire screen, then crops top and bottom)

5. Partial Zoom (expands a little, then crops a little, then stretches)


None of these leave things normal in the middle and stretched on the sides, like the "Stretch" mode of the newer Mitsubishi's.


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Yes, the statement is correct, except that I differ with opinion of the usefulness of the modes. I use the 'partial zoom' mode exclusively for SD material, and it is probably similar to the 'theaterwide' mode you describe on the Mits. I think it's great. Note that these modes only work when using the 6000 in HD mode, upcasting SD broadcasts to HD. And soon, with the forthcoming 6000 software upgrade, these modes will work on true HD broadcass too, which is useful when broadcasters put black bars on the sides of 4x3 material on an HD signal.


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Does the DTC 100 have anything similar ?


The only reason I've been holding off on purchasing a STB

has been I don't want a new one to come along that handles

aspect ratios more gracefully...


Can I use the above 5 modes when I'm watching a non-HD

channel. For example, I assume that I would get 8 HBO

channels if I subscribe to the HBO package on DISH.


The same 8 I get right now on cable plus one HBO-HD

(HBO east) that I'm not currently getting from my

cable company.


Obviously, I'd never watch 1 of the traditional 8,

but the other 7 might have something on that I want

to watch... if the 6000 can scale those channels

as described - when feeding into the digital input

on my Mits, I'd be happy....

 

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Originally posted by davestill:
Note that these modes only work when using the 6000 in HD mode, upcasting SD broadcasts to HD.
This is great news, but I can't figure out how to do it.


I have had a widescreen Toshiba 65H80 for four days now. I want to be able to leave my Dish 6000 in HD mode(ie component outputs) all the time, and be able to watch channels like CNN or super traditions in a zoomed mode. Is this really possible?


Thank you

-Tim



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Push the Asterisk button (lower left, next to the zero, I believe). That changes aspect ratios.


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I pushed the asterisk and nothing happened. Anymore ideas?


Thanks

-Tim


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Never mind...


The Remote must have been set to "aux." I hate it when that happens. Anyway, IT WORKS!!! That's really cool! Thanks for the help.


Now if I could just figure out what contrast to watch it at...


Thanks again

-Tim


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Can I use the above 5 modes when I'm watching a non-HD channel.
Yes. That feature as been on the 6000 for SD broadcasts viewed in HD mode since day 1. What's coming is you'll also get this feature for HD broadcasts viewed in HD mode as well.


Dave



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I went over to Sears today and tried this out on

a JVC/Dish6000...


The "partial zoom" is clearly better than the

"full zoom" or the "stretch" modes - but I wasn't

real happy with the overall picture...


Too soft for my taste... I could see myself

still watching 4:3 television with grey bars

or black bars on the side



Which is more harmful to my TV ? (a ws Mits

RPTV)

 
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