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Why has my widescreen TV just made everyone look fat?

Why has my widescreen TV just made everyone look fat?

Why has my widescreen TV just made everyone look fat?
published on UK Free TV

If you have a widescreen TV, you will only see the correct looking pictures if you set the digital decoder box to widescreen mode.

If you select to BBC NEWS 24, you can use this channel to check your picture. This channel always broadcasts in widescreen, and you can compare the location of the clock in the bottom-left and the press red in the top-left to these images.

If your picture looks like this:



Then follow these instructions to correct the problem.

If your picture looks like this:



Then follow these instructions to correct the problem.

If your picture looks like this:



Congratulations, your box is set up correctly.



All questions
Are there any current Freeview makes/models that have an RF ouput? 1
My TV doesn't have a SCART socket, can I connect a Freeview box?2
I get signals from two Freeview transmitters, but I don't have the BBC and I3
I am missing a transmission multiplex?4
Do I need a card for freeview channels if I get a new box with integeral card?5
In this section
Are all Widescreen TVs digital?1
If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders for each set or is2
What connections are used from set top box to TV (such as SCART) ?3
My video doesn't work with my digital TV box, help!4
Can I use a Freeview box if there is no SCART connector on my TV?5
My TV is NICAM, does that mean I have digital TV?6

Comments
Saturday, 6 August 2011
J
J Lodge
11:35 AM

Am going to resite my tv aerial on the gable end of my Bungalow, but am concerned that it will be adjacent to the mains cable entry point. Could the flow of electricity affect reception?

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J Lodge's 1 post GB
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jb38
3:27 PM

J Lodge: Not really! unless you are in a weaker signal area and also intend to use an aerial amplifier in the vicinity, then you "may" have a problem now and again.

That said though, the main reason that its not always desirable to do as you intend is because there is always the danger of picking up mains borne interference, albeit this being very unlikely unless the aforementioned reception conditions applies.

In other words, "if" you normally receive a good signal then I would go ahead!

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Friday, 15 November 2013
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Avin
11:53 AM Milton Keynes

I have a built-in freeview hd tv why is the picture in full screen and not in widescreen?

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Avin's 1 post GB
Avin's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
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MikeB
1:51 PM

Avin: Its called aspect ratio, and you change it - look at your manual.

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MikeB's 2,541 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 2 November 2014
B
Bruce Clarke
12:37 PM

The links on the first two photos go to the news page Brian.

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Bruce Clarke's 8 posts GB
Saturday, 2 December 2017
R
Robert Smart.
3:35 PM Leven

l am located about 15 miles from Craigkelly in Fifeshire, Over the past few weeks the signal quality on some free view chanels seems to have deteriorated to the extent that seveir picture breakup occurs. Signal strength remains at 10. Chanels affected are 19 (Drama) 20, (Yesterday) and others further up the spectrum.
Robert. (KY8 5EF)

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Robert Smart.'s 1 post GB
Robert's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage

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