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Ive had an xbox, hd kit, and 16x9 tv for some time now, and never had a problem. All of the sudden, my xbox sends a widescreen image, but my tv doesn't sense it as widescreen, so i have to stretch the image to fit. The XBOX is set for 16x9, and even when I unplug is and plug it in again over and over, the problem isn't fixed.


This happens with games that used to send a full image to my tv that my tv would recognize as 16x9. Any idea why?
 

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What kind of TV do you have? TVs that "sense" a 16x9 non-HD signal are very very rare.
 

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well, even with an HD signal from Halo it no longer auto senses it.


It USED to sense it and adjust, and now it won't.


It's a Toshiba Cinema Series 57"


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SO I will have to stretch no matter what?


What about my dvd player... its doing the same thing... even though it's set to 16x9 I have to stretch even anamorphic
 

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None of my X-Box games have 16:9 support, so my widescreen gaming console experience has strickly been anamorphic widescreen 4:3 signals from my PS2 games.


Will X-Box games always send out a 16:9 signal with widescreen selected ingame, so I can just leave the projector on Native ratio and no more stretching manually by selecting 16:9 ratio?


Or do X-Box games also use the anamorphic 4:3 trick?
 

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Some XBox games are true 16:9 if you set up the dashbaord correctly.


ex. NFL Fever 2004 shows significantly more information to the left and right in Widescreen mode.


Halo unfortunately is not 16:9. It is 4:3, so your TV was never "sensing" that one.
 

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Ok thanks. I knew Halo was 4:3 only because the native image didn't look squished and there's no in-game aspect ratio option.


I call it a trick I guess because I like to leave my projector in native mode, thus I have to manually switch to 16:9 mode ( I don't like 4:3 stretched, unless it's suppose to be). Also, a 16:9 signal will produce a slightly larger picture on my 4805 in native mode than either a 16:9 or anamorphic 4:3 signal in manually selected 16:9 mode.


So with X-Box it could go either way. I'll just check game to game then.


Thanks again.
 
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