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by: evillella April 28, 2010 10:44 AM PDT

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Comcast DVR with HDMI - elongated and off-center pictures

by evillella - 4/28/10 10:44 AM

I have a 42 inch Samsung Plasma with a Comcast DVR HDMI receiver plugged into it.

For the second time in a year with different receivers, I am having issues with the centering of the picture.

On the non-HD channels, the picture will elongate and fit my television screen. On the HD channels, it will do the same thing, but also sometimes go off-center or go off the screen (e.g. with scrolling information on ESPN or CNN the scrolling information will be truncated because it does not fit on the screen). In addition the picture quality is not the same.

I think this is a Comcast issue. I have played around with the Samsung screen view and all Bluray/Roku inputs appear as normal. In addition, I had this exact problem with another receiver six months ago. I traded in the receiver for another one (Scientific Atlanta for a Motorola) and the problem was resolved with the new receiver, but that has only lasted five months before reverting back to the same issue.

I am not sure if others have experiences similar issues. There should be a better solution than swapping out Comcast receivers every six months.

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