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RCA cables vs. S-video

I have a regular DirecTv receiver (non HD) hooked up to an HD TV. The DirecTv receiver is set to broadcast in 16.9 ratio for wide screen TV's, but the picture is always 4.3 aspect ratio. I see no settings on the TV to change, so I was thinking it was probably the rca cable (yellow video, red and white audio). Would an S-video cable make a difference?

Stupid receiver does not have component out jacks, so I can not hook up like that. Later I will upgrade the receiver to HD, but DirecTv wants $299 to "upgrade" to the HD DVR set, and this is just in a third room so I don't want to fork over the cash for it.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 04:08 PM
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its not the cable
your tv has to have something to change it

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its not the cable
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You are correct, that's what I get for telling the wife what to look for on the TV's menu/setup. The first damn option was ASPECT RATIO, and she didn't see it. DOH! Working great now!

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You let Lyn touch the remote?
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You let Lyn touch the remote?

Well, it is her TV in her reading room, I may watch it once a week (it has TiVo) if I miss a show (CSI). I'll stick to the 61 inch DLP in the living room.

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84. Under no circumstances shall a man ever defer control of the television remote to a female.

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