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Steadi
post Jun 19 2006, 02:26 AM
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Hi

I've bought an AV 500 for recording from a 16 by 9 camera system but when played back the pictures have about 10% of the headroon cut off, i.e. are not true 16 by 9

This also happens when you play out to a tv

Am I doing something daft, or is this the way archos have made the device to suit the TFT screen which seems a little wider than it should be.

Mike
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Steadi
post Jun 19 2006, 07:46 AM
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Got bored today and measured the visible screen on the Arcos. Its 50x84mm whick works out at a ratio of 15 x9. You would expect to lose a little data at the sides but the DVR seems to cut off about 10% from the headroom as it records and then stretches the picture slightly the other way to fit their odd screen.

When played out to a 16 x 9 TV the picture displays in 4 x 3 with bars top and bottom. If the TV zoomed to 16 by 9 even more data becomes lost at the top of frame (archos is sending 15x9) and a long shot (head to toe) of an actor gets cut off at the eyes!

THis is a complete mess unless of course I am doing something wrong!

Spoke to archos but they were pretty useless and dont seem to understand aspect ratio and cut off anyway.

Will try firmware download but if that doesnt work there will be another new Archos AV500 going onto Ebay!
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Steadi   Archos Av500 Strange 16 By 9 Aspect Ratio   Jun 19 2006, 02:26 AM
Steadi   Got bored today and measured the visible screen on...   Jun 19 2006, 07:46 AM
omro   Check the picture format of the AV500, it has an a...   Jun 20 2006, 05:14 AM
Paris7   QUOTE(Steadi @ Jun 19 2006, 12:26 PM)[FONT=Im...   Aug 10 2006, 01:23 AM
Steadi   Yup Have tried everything... brilliant piece of k...   Aug 16 2006, 02:06 AM
Paris7   [/quote] Contact me by email, I do know someon...   Aug 17 2006, 02:35 AM
Paris7   [quote=Paris7,Aug 17 2006, 12:35 PM] [quote=Steadi...   Aug 23 2006, 05:07 AM
Paris7   Not good news for Archos AV 500 owners, especially...   Aug 30 2006, 06:59 AM
Steadi   Thanks Paris 7 I'm so disappointed in my arch...   Aug 30 2006, 01:14 PM
Paris7   ARCHOS SA Henri Crohas, P-DG 12 rue Ampère, 91430...   Sep 26 2006, 09:17 AM
Paris7   Wrote to Henri Crohas (Archos CEO) Sept 26th - So ...   Oct 2 2006, 02:26 PM
Steadi   Hi All Just to keep you posted I returned my AV50...   Oct 9 2006, 07:49 PM
Paris7   QUOTE(Steadi @ Oct 10 2006, 05:49 AM)Hi All ...   Oct 17 2006, 09:02 AM
Paris7   QUOTE(Paris7 @ Oct 17 2006, 07:02 PM)QUOTE(St...   Oct 28 2006, 12:01 PM
zmiq2   Stedi, are you still selling your unit?   Sep 26 2006, 11:25 AM
dpr   Hi all, I've been contemplating an AV604 for ...   Dec 1 2006, 12:50 PM
Pooua   QUOTE(dpr @ Dec 1 2006, 03:50 PM)Hi all, I...   Dec 7 2006, 11:05 PM
dpr   Well, with no word from anyone to convince me othe...   Dec 7 2006, 07:39 AM
zmiq2   I find Original Picture to often suit best. With ...   Dec 9 2006, 08:01 AM


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