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Onkyo TX-SR606 aspect ratio issue

Hooked up with HDMI cables and set to "pass through" I am no longer able to change the TV aspect ratio to fill the screen on standard def channels. HD channels and DVD allow aspect changes as always befor. The hookup before I added HDMI was with component cables direct from the cable box to the Sony LCD.

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You may want to try changing the aspect ratio on the HD box and the DVD as opposed to the receiver. This should do the thing

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I would write them via email here:

http://www.onkyousa.com/feedback_form.cfm

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http://filedepot.onkyousa.com/Files/QuickHookup/TX-SR606_QSS_En_A.pdf?CFID=918117&CFTOKEN=40624545&jsessionid=f0306ea8a0d68bb60a49102e3e5510576756


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