04-15-2012 02:52 PM
I am using my WDTV Live SMP with a old school tube TV (Philips make) connected using Composite cable
I believe the aspect ratio of the TV screen is 4:3
Most videos on WDTV seem to play fine ...and show up in the correct aspect ratio
However, the WD TV Homepage, Menus, folders, list/thumbnail views, keyboard input screen, all text, and even the WD logo on the screensaver ...everything seems to be compressed -- what should be a widescreen content seems to have been compressed widthwise to fit my screen -- this makes the menus and homescreen look ugly and text difficult to read
I went to Settings > Audo Video> Video > Format = Normal
How can i make WD TV show the menu in its natural aspect ratio on my TV screen? Thanks!
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04-16-2012 10:37 AM
The Aspect Ratio setting should apply also for the user interface, not only the videos. You may try resetting the SMP by holding its reset button for 1 second. You may also try using it with another standard TV in order to compare results.
04-17-2012 12:12 PM
The WD interface is designed for wide screen TV's.
see WD answer here.
04-17-2012 06:49 PM
I find this understandable as they would have to program another layout just to fit every option on obsolete screens, and they don't even have time to correct critical bugs... But I guess that an option to show the menus in 16:9 letterboxed format (i.e. black bars above and below) would be nice for people who have no choice but to use the device with an older TV.
04-17-2012 09:18 PM