Thread: lock aspect ratio
10-15-2009 06:16 PM #1
lock aspect ratio
does anyone know if u can lock the aspect ratio on samsung tvs, i dont know the model number right now. im in college and my roomate and his friends always stretch the picture and like most of u it annoys the hell out of me, we only get the locale channels in hd so all the other channels are SD and 4:3
10-15-2009 07:43 PM #2Member
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Not really sure but there should be an option on the remote or the TV menu. It's probably different for all samsung TVs though.
10-16-2009 10:39 AM #3
How are you receiving your TV signal? Cable, satellite, or over-the-air? My cable box has an option to output SD channels as SD and HD channels as HD, or it can upconvert all SD to HD. If you do the latter, the TV sees everything as HD and locks into 16:9. If you send them each in their native formats, my TV (a Sharp) will remember whatever the last aspect ratio setting used for each was. So it will pillarbox SD signals and leave HD as 16:9. I'm sure that's pretty common.
However, if the issue is that your roomates keep changing the set to stretch mode when you've left it in pillarbox, I don't believe there's going to be a way to lock them out from changing that setting. Except maybe removing that button from the remote.
10-16-2009 11:50 AM #4
As Josh pointed out - that won't stop anyone from changing to some "stretch" mode (which I also refuse to watch) so I just change it back.Sony BDP-S1000ES + Toshiba HD-A35
Sony 1080p LED/LCD + Yamaha RX-V3900 + M&K Speakers & Subs
10-16-2009 01:28 PM #5
10-16-2009 07:07 PM #6
10-19-2009 05:48 PM #7
thanks guys unfortunately we dont have cable boxes so the only seems is that if i want to remove the button
ps he just did it again
10-24-2009 11:10 AM #8Member
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Setting to Just Scan will display 4:3 as 4:3 and 16:9 as 16:9. It's also the only way you can watch DVDs with odd aspect ratios - like the first 2 James Bond flicks, and 70s Werner Herzog films, without stretching them to 16:9.
I've never tried it with TV reception however, as I don't have my TV tuned or have cable/sky.