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Maybe this is old news but my cat step on the fast forward arrow on DTC100 remote watching HD-HBO (Six Feet Under 4:3) and the screen changed from windowed to Zoom I had a full 4:3 picture. Before I was going via the menus to change (what a pain). I think you must have the latest software for this to work. Anyway if every one knows this sorry for your time.


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Mike,

I happened to notice that the other day- I was in the menus and saw the tip there. I thought I had gotten a software upgrade. But I was in 4:3 mode and I'm usually in 16:9, so I thought: maybe it was always like that...?


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Funny you should mention this. One of my cats discovered a feature on my Philips Pronto! remote: if you knock over a glass of water onto the Pronto! it completely ceases to function. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif


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Does this function only work out of the VGA HD port? I just tried it on my SD TV and pressing the fast forward button brought up the info banner but did not affect the picture geometry. What version of the software is the latest? Perhaps that's my problem.


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Originally posted by David McRoy:
Kind of like a news story out of Germany a couple of years ago about a judge who adjuticated a case involving identical twins. The women were captured speeding on GATSOS photo radar. One was driving, the other a front seat passenger, both clearly visible in the photo. Under oath, each denied being the driver at the time, so the judge said he had little choice but to dismiss the case!
An intelligent judge would have given both of them equal punishments. One for speeding, the other for perjury. Since they are equal punishments it doesn't matter who gets what. They are each guilty of one of them.


BTW: I have no idea how you could apply this to your cat situation.
 

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You have to choose to activate the "forward" option for switching screen format. It's in preferences/options somewhere. When you get there, it will tell you about that option on screen.


Also, just in case somebody never found it, you can also set the "fetch" button to toggle between the HD and SD outputs.
 

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I just found the menu statement in the preferences/screen format section about pressing "forward" for the toggle function. Since it didn't work in the TV out mode I aasume it is HD only. I will try it later tonight.


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It works on standard or HD, but not if you tell the box you have a 16:9 screen. You have to set the preferences as if you have a 4:3 screen, then it offers you the display options.


I access this frequently even though I have a 16:9 monitor, since it allows me to get a full-screen picture on digital OTA stations that float their 4:3 picture in a 16:9 black frame
 

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Originally posted by David McRoy:

Kind of like a news story out of Germany a couple of years ago about a judge who adjuticated a case involving identical twins. The women were captured speeding on GATSOS photo radar. One was driving, the other a front seat passenger, both clearly visible in the photo. Under oath, each denied being the driver at the time, so the judge said he had little choice but to dismiss the case!


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An intelligent judge would have given both of them equal punishments. One for speeding, the other for perjury. Since they are equal punishments it doesn't matter who gets what. They are each guilty of one of them.



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The above statement is not true.... because one of them IS telling the truth.


The other one IS guilty on both accounts.


So the judge made the right decision.

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Jack, as far as I know, the last firmware update was to version A04.37. At least that's what mine is on, and I do have that "expansion" function using the "FORWARD" button. Note, the remote must be in the "HD RCVR" mode for this to work.
 

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Originally posted by David McRoy:
One of my cats discovered ... if you knock over a glass of water onto the Pronto! it completely ceases to function
So, uh, how agonizing did you arrange kitty's demise?




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Ray,


We have two cats but no (human) eyewitness to the crime so we don't know who the guilty party is. Kind of like a news story out of Germany a couple of years ago about a judge who adjuticated a case involving identical twins. The women were captured speeding on GATSOS photo radar. One was driving, the other a front seat passenger, both clearly visible in the photo. Under oath, each denied being the driver at the time, so the judge said he had little choice but to dismiss the case!


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Hi, I just tried the Fast Forward button with my DTC100 (VGA output) and nothing happened. I guess that this is because mine did not receive the upgrade. Does anyone know if there is still a way to receive the upgrade?


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Heh. Good catch. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Obviously, one must ask the correct questions in such a case. Sadly, as Gary Larson pointed out years ago, the question the cat would hear would be " "


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I guess if it were a dog the question would be "Blah blah blah Rover blah blah blah?"


Of course, no dog would be foolishly using the pronto remote while drinking a full glass of water....
 

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I have an RCA 38310 and the FF button cycles from 4:3 Full to 4:3 Fill to 4:3 for all non 16:9 programming


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...continued (sorry) maybe this is, or is becoming a standard way to adjust the 4:3 format mode?


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Originally posted by David McRoy:

Kind of like a news story out of Germany a couple of years ago about a judge who adjuticated a case involving identical twins. The women were captured speeding on GATSOS photo radar. One was driving, the other a front seat passenger, both clearly visible in the photo. Under oath, each denied being the driver at the time, so the judge said he had little choice but to dismiss the case!

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An intelligent judge would have given both of them equal punishments. One for speeding, the other for perjury. Since they are equal punishments it doesn't matter who gets what. They are each guilty of one of them.



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The above statement is not true.... because one of them IS telling the truth.


The other one IS guilty on both accounts.


So the judge made the right decision.


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The judge still didn't make the right decision. If it was obvious from the evidence admitted into court that one woman was driving, then that woman should've been penalized for speeding AND perjury.f>
 
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