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Setting the Aspect Ratio on a Scientific Atlanta / Cisco Advanced TV Receiver

Solution

Complete the steps below to change the aspect ratio.

1

Check the current Output Format setting.

  1. Press the SETTINGS button, then press the A button.
  2. Arrow down to the option based on the receiver.
    • Scientific Atlanta - Audio/ Video
    • Cisco - Output and Video
  3. Highlight Output Format.
  4. Press the RIGHT arrow to view output options.
    • 1080i
    • 720p
    • 480p
    • 480i

Note: If the television supports all formats, then select all options according to its broadcast format.

2

Select the Aspect Ratio.

  1. Press the SETTINGS button, and then press the A button.
  2. Arrow down to Audio/Video, and then press SELECT.
  3. Highlight Aspect Ratio, then arrow to the right.
  4. Press SELECT.
  5. Highlight the option that describes how the TV will display the black bars.

    If the format is... To display programs in... The options are...
    Standard 4:3 16:9
    • Squeeze - no black bars; actors look slightly squeezed
    • Letterbox - leaves black bars on top and bottom; no cropping or squeezing
    • Zoom - cuts picture on sides to make picture fill screen
    Widescreen 16:9 4:3
    • Stretch - no black bars; actors look slightly stretched
    • Sidebar - preserves the black bars on sides; no cropping or stretching
    • Zoom - cuts picture from top and bottom to make picture fill screen
  6. Highlight desired choice and press B to confirm the selection.
  7. Press SELECT and EXIT.

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