622 and DVD recorder

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jkinghome

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Over the weekend, I bought the new Panasonic ES15 DVD recorder.

I plugged it into the TV1 S-video output, but all my recordings are tall and skinny - only way to fix it is by doing "stretch" format.

I also plugged it in to the composite on TV2, and seems to work pretty well.

Do other people have similar issues when attaching DVD recorders??

Also, if I am planning to keep it on TV2 output, I would need to get the remote from one room to the other to control what the DVD recorder will record. As I don't use the TV1 remote as I have a Harmony remote, is there a way that I could program the TV1 remote as a duplicate TV2 remote?

Thanks!
 
pacman

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My DVD recorder is connected to TV2 composite out on my 942 - when in single mode (TV1 and TV2 outputs are the same) I get a squeezed image on the DVD recorder because the 942 is set to 16x9 for my TV. When I need to record, I switch to dual mode (TV1 and TV2 have separate outputs), and the picture is normal 4x3 on TV2 for the DVD burner - this works well for me (although I would prefer to use a S-video line, but the 942 doesn't have that for TV2). I thought I read that the 622 also had this mode selection option...
 
Jim5506

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Press the format/* button on the remote to cycle through the different picture display ratios, pick the one you like.
 
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There's one big advantage here.....

Widescreen material can be recorded in 16x9 Anamorphic which yields a vastly better recording (you're not wasting valuable frame space recording black bars).

For proper playback on an SDTV you'll need to copy the DVD to a PC and set the Anamorphic flag on the DVD (unless your recorder does this automatically).

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?postid=3783257#post3783257
 
skyeblues

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I got the very same DVD recorder (Panasonic ES15) last week while waiting for the 622 to be installed. It was installed today, and i tried the DVD-Ram disk that came with the recorder on the TV2 next to the TV that connection is hooked up to. Worked great! Quality of the recording was good.
 

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