DS Forums


Panasonic SA-PT170 Home Cinema USB video display settings

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26-05-2013, 09:06
Forum Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,994


I have recently started to use the USB connector on the front of my Panasonic home cinema system for watching Divx videos but whenever I use it the picture only occupies a 4:3 area of the screen with a letterbox view. The screen is set to 16:9 on the tv and the output settings are 16:19 on the system though.

I have a way around this which is to select 'Zoom2' in the aspect ratio settings and this makes it fill the screen perfectly with virtually no cropping.

Does anyone know why it does this though and if it can be avoided? Also, I am having to selecting Zoom2 everytime it plays a new video so the process is a bit laborious.

Ideally I would like to have it play in widescreen automatically, whether via some settings I have not noticed or just to get it to stay on that Zoom2 view for USB.

I would be really grateful if anyone could advise me on this.
crowby1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 26-05-2013, 13:59
Forum Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Reading
Posts: 28,226
I would guess that what you are playing is actually a 16:9 image letterboxed into a 4:3 frame. If it was 16:9 full frame I can't see any reason why it would not play back in 16:9 from the start.
chrisjr is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 20:10.