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Windows 7: Widescreen crop

14 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Widescreen crop

Hi
I'm running media center on a 8:5 screen, however the TV signal is of course 16:9. I can't find any option in media center to display black bars on the top/bottom of screen and not stretch the picture (which is what it's currently doing).

How can I fix this?

Thanks in adv

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14 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

8:5 = 16:10. Is your desktop resolution set at a 16:10 ratio [1280x800 1440x900, 1680x1050, etc]?

Go into the Tasks menu in WMC and choose Configure your TV or Monitor. make sure you choose Widesceeen, even though you're technically a bit taller than true wide-screen.
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15 Jul 2010   #3
MK2

 
 

Hi,

If you have set your monitor settings correct like jelyman said try this:

when you're watching a tv channel rightclick with your mouse
a menu will pop up with on the right side two arrows
click twice on the right arrow, there you can set the zoom level media center will use.

MK2
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16 Jul 2010   #4
MK2

 
 

Hi,

Was wondering, did our advice help?

MK2
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16 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi sorry for the slow reply
Thanks for the replies

@jelyman, my screen is 1920x1200 (8:5) (what's the point of doubling that to 16:10? lol).

@MK2 that worked thanks
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16 Jul 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srynznfyra View Post
my screen is 1920x1200 (8:5) (what's the point of doubling that to 16:10? lol).
Because it makes more sense when comparing resolutions, the similarity / difference between 16:9 and 16:10 is easier to notice and understand than that of 16:9 and 8:5.
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16 Jul 2010   #7
MK2

 
 

Ok, good to hear.
So no stretched pictures anymore
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17 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srynznfyra View Post
my screen is 1920x1200 (8:5) (what's the point of doubling that to 16:10? lol).
Because it makes more sense when comparing resolutions, the similarity / difference between 16:9 and 16:10 is easier to notice and understand than that of 16:9 and 8:5.
OK...although then we might aswell base all common ratios upon their lowest common denominator

(or we could just assume that people can do basic maths ) Lol

cheers
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