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  • RonV
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    Jon is now playing donkey...."All by myself....all by myself..."

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  • NA9D
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    I'll check these movies out tonight as I've got the evening to myself.

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  • aaronwt
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    Originally posted by NA9D View Post
    Can you give me a couple titles? I'll take a look at this. If it is not holding the display mode, you discovered a bug.
    The Last man on Earth is one of them. But also in my testing I found it to be inconsistent. Even though the setting would always change, shows like, The Family Guy, still showed up in the proper aspect ratio most of the times, while a couple of the times I opened that program it was stretched. Buffy The Vampire Slayer did the same thing as Family guy. The aspect ratio was usually right but a couple of times it was actually stretched. In all instances though the setting automatically changes to stretched. So even when The Family Guy and Buffy were showing on the screen the proper way, the Full screen playback setting had been changed by the VUDU box to stretched.

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  • NA9D
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    Can you give me a couple titles? I'll take a look at this. If it is not holding the display mode, you discovered a bug.

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  • aaronwt
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    I just tried connecting one of the VUDU boxes directly to the TV, this is with HDMI. It still does the same thing. It switches to stretched mode. This time I also tried putting it in zoomed mode as well as boxed.
    No matter what mode I put it in, the VUDU box puts itself in stretch mode as soon as I start watching a title, when I expect it to stay on the setting I choose.

    It seems fine on widescreen SD content, although the fullscreen playback mode still swithces to stretched, but I guess since it isn't fullscreen content it isn't affected.
    Is this a bug? The full screen content shouldn't be strteched

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  • aaronwt
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    More info. One of my VUDU boxes runs through a Gefen scaler before going to the TV. The other box runs through an Algolith HDMI flea, a VP50pro scaler, and a Denon receiver before going to the TV.
    Maybe those devices cause some change, but I would expect a choice that over rides any setting the box automatically trys to put it in. My VUDU boxes are automatically putting it in stretched mode and not keeping it in boxed mode like I want.

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  • aaronwt
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    My problem is it won't stay on boxed. Everytime I put it on boxed and start up a title it switches back to stretched. In other words there is no way for me to view anything in boxed mode because it never stays in that mode. So any SD title I put in is always stetched becasue the setting switches to stretched by itself after I put the setting on boxed.

    And I don't want it in stretched mode. I only want it in boxed mode but neither of my boxes will stick in boxed mode.

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  • RonV
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    From what I read into his post was that he may want SD content that is 4:3 to be streteched but no HD content that is 4:3....which is not an option.

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  • NA9D
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    Originally posted by RonV View Post
    I am kind of confused of what you are asking for? The VUDU has 3 types of playing back 4:3 content:
    • Boxed
    • Stretched
    • Zoomed
    If you selected stretched is should stay selected. If you just want to do this with SD there is no option since SD content can be 16:9 or 4:3.
    ?? Not sure what you mean, Ron in your last sentence.

    Aaron, just make the setting "boxed" in Video settings. The default is stretch.

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  • RonV
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    I am kind of confused of what you are asking for? The VUDU has 3 types of playing back 4:3 content:
    • Boxed
    • Stretched
    • Zoomed
    If you selected stretched is should stay selected. If you just want to do this with SD there is no option since SD content can be 16:9 or 4:3.

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  • aaronwt
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    Stretch mode with SD playback

    Is there anyway to keep the fullscreen playback setting on boxed?
    On both my VUDU boxes, I want the Fullscreen playback on boxed, yet everytime I play something it switches to stretched.
    So the picture is always distorted. Is there a plan to have a setting that will stay fixed instead of changing?
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