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Help...picture "stretch" vs "normal"
I'm a new HDTV owner and have a question I was hoping someone could answer. We just got DISH Network and it seems that a lot of channels (even some in HD) have their stations displayed on my TV in the "squished" format
there's a blue box that pops up on the upper right that sometimes says "stretched" and sometimes says "normal." I know there's a "format" button on my TV's remote, but I was wondering if there's a way to permanently set it on a certain format so I don't have to switch every time we go to a new channel.
07-17-2009 10:17 AM
First, don't start using the "format" button on the Dish remote and on your TV's remote. Set your TV to "Default" or "Normal" or whatever does nothing to the picture. Or, set your Dish receiver to "Normal" and use your TV's remote to change the picture format. Again, just don't use both.
Because every channel sends their picture differently, Dish receivers deal with each channel individually. There is no "All" setting for what you want.
If you have HD programming you may need to set both HD and SD to be "Normal" - I have all my HD channels at "Normal" and all the SD at "stretch" so that I don't get the pillar boxes. I have a plasma so I am always paranoid about image retention - if I had an LCDTV I would have both at normal.
Originally Posted by Brodieb
How do I do this?
The bottom left button on your dish remote . It is a * marked "format"
Originally Posted by mulderxcoltrane
cycle through until you get to normal.
It has normal, grey bar, stretch, zoom, partial zoom
Originally Posted by hall
I was only using the format button on my TV remote b/c I didn't realize there was a way to do this on the DISH remote. Is there?
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