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Hey this is I think my first post here and I have a concern about my new setup


I'm a native french so I may use some expressions or lost myself in translation, please sorry it


When I'm watching some HD content such as ZteleHD (I think it is only available in canada) I experiment this problem :




In this image both aspect ratio are set to 16:9 , in the Samsung menu and in my Motorola (Star Choice) DSR-505 receiver.


When I switch the ratio in 4:3 Letterbox I have this:




Where all the image is displayed and no logo is cut


Last mode in the receiver is 4:3 Pan/Scan , here's a shot:




I don't notice the difference



First image seems (and is
) zoomed while the 2 lasts are smaller but everything is displayed


Should I prefer those latters even if I herit of some top and bottom bars ?


Is there any real risk of burn in of those bars ? But in a way If I watch everything that way I'm not going to notice it


And strangely enought sometimes the image fit all the screen and nothing is lost !


Maybe it depends if the emission in displayed in HD even if the channel is it's not all that ares (At least in the channel i'm listening :p )


Also I'm plugger in Component , receiver offers a DVI port but i'm not sure of the real gain of a HDMI/DVI over component ? Is there any ?


Thanks you !
 

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You should set the Motorola to 16:9, and the Samsung to Just Scan.
 

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I looked in the manual how to activate it because it was greyed and I can't when I'm using component on 720p only 1080i . Tried and it's a little better but I think it isnt perfect because the TV native resolution isn't 1080i which I heard was inferior in quality compared to 720p because of the progressive scan.


So considering a HDMI/DVI connection could let me use Just scan while watching 720p isnt it ?


Should I buy a cable so ? I think I can't discuss on where to buy it so I won't
 

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It is hard to tell on the first shot, but it looks like you're watching 4:3 content that has been stretched by the broadcaster and then broadcast in HD, so there might be nothing you can do. I don't know which TV you have, but most will not be able to "unstretch" such content.


To answer your other questions, you should use HDMI, not component, as HDMI is much better quality.


Use 1080i, not 720p, if your sources are 1080i HD stations. If you pick 720p, your receiver will deinterlace and resize the image only to have the TV resize it again, reducing the quality. If your TV is full HD (1920x1080), then 720p will look much worse than 1080i.
 

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It looks like your cable box's internal menu is not set up correctly. Go into it's menu (turn TV on, turn cable box OFF, press MENU on the cable box remote), look at the HD line, it should be set to: 16:9, 1080i (if your tv is 1080p) or 720p (if your tv is 768p). Then look at the SD line, it should be set to OFF, NOT 480i or 480p. And component (red/green/blue) are the preferred cables for Mot and Samsung so don't switch to HDMI, component is just as good with fewer handshake problems.


Be sure you don't have any zoom set. Just cycle thru the zoom button on your tv remote to check.


Then set your Samsung TV to 16:9. Then it should look right.


The method to get into your cable box's menu may be different, it my method above doesn't work, just go to Motorola's homepage and search for your cable box model number and you can find instructions for set up.
 

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Your tv is 768p not 1080p. The info button shows what resolution the show is being sent out at, your tv will convert all signals received to it's native resolution, but that shouldn't cause the stretched pic you are getting with the settings you have shown. And I guess you've cycled thru the zoom on your tv remote to check that too. So if the problem persists, you may have a defective tv and need to get Samsung to check it out. But before you do that, below is a link to the main thread about your tv, check thru that and maybe someone there has more info:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1008342
 

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Originally Posted by Dwarefy /forum/post/14224696


Resolution set to 1080i (1080 on the motora receiver, I can choose 720p,480i,480p,00:00 (native mode think it's the same as 1080i))


When I press Info button on my remote resolution is shown as 1920 x 1080

If you're seeing a stretched 4:3 picture at 1080i, then your broadcaster is stretching it and sending the stretched version as HD. Many channels do this and it's very annoying, but there is usually nothing you can do about it. This does not mean anything is wrong with your TV.
 

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I found the answer (someone did for me XD)


I pressed the aspect button one time I imagine ( ON my satellite remote)


So On my tv remote everything was perfect but the image was set to strech on the receiver and I have no idea or knowing it


Now I pressed it back and everything is perfect
 

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I didn't know there was an aspect button on the box. It just looked like zoom was activated somewhere. Good news!
 
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