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Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 11:12 PM (in response to Michael Rosenberg)If the original source material is not wide screen format, you get what you described.
Is the original video wide screen?20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 3GS iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2010 6:35 AM (in response to Johnathan Burger)i tried a fair amount of stuff. here's 2 examples:
1) itunes store copy of an episode of the office in both hd and sd.
2) digital copy of the new star trek movie
so the first is 16x9 and the second is a widescreen movie 2.35-1.
both look fine when playing back off the iphone 3gs (sd copy of the office). both looked stretched horizontally and squashed vertically when playing off the ipad. note that everything looks fine on the ipad itself. it just messed up when connecting
the ipad to my tv. in all cases, the widescreen setting in the tv out section of the video panel on the ipad has NO effect.
i can change the screen settings ON THE TV to fix the distortion but then i end up with thick black bars on all 4 sides. and i don't need to do this with the iphone 3gs. i continue to believe something is wrong with the ipad (or MY ipad).ipad, Other OS, 3.2 os (of course)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2010 2:39 PM (in response to Michael Rosenberg)It very well could be the ipad.
I have know way of testing this, since I have no need for av cables.
Maybe someone else can come along and offer some constructive input.20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 3GS iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2010 4:47 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)I am having the exact same problem with my iPad. I'm using Scosche brand component cables. On the iPhone 3G and 3GS, widescreen looks correct. With the exact same content on the iPad, it's showing 4:3. I've tested a variety of 16:9 content from the iTunes store and it's all showing as 4:3. Very frustrating.
Another issue is that it's showing "Not Charging" when connected via this cable but that seems to be a red herring.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2010 10:15 PM (in response to StilesCrisis)Followup: I've gone out and spent $50 on the official Apple cable. Unfortunately, the problem persists--the widescreen setting still doesn't work. (Charging, however, is now fixed, so I guess it wasn't a waste.)
When I was at the Apple store, I managed to reproduce a similar problem on one of the iPads in the store. (Unfortunately, I was under time constraints so I didn't get a chance to experiment with it much.)
Here's hoping the 3.2.1 patch comes soon! A fix for DHCP and for this issue would be quite welcome.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2010 9:24 PM (in response to Michael Rosenberg)Michael, you are correct, the widescreen video setting on the iPad has no effect on the video output and because of this bug the iPad can't display video correctly on a widescreen TV. Everyone who is concerned about this bug should send feedback to Apple so that it can be corrected in the next software update on the iPad. You can either file a bug or send feedback directly to Apple at this link:
http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.htmlMac Pro 2.66GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook 2.0GHz 2GB SDRAM on Mac OS X 10.5.6
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2010 6:26 PM (in response to Waymen)i actually had an email conversation with an apple support person about this back at the end of april. his last communication was:
Thank you Michael I have updated the support ticket with this information. Awaiting further information from Engineers on this to see how we can further assist.
and i never heard anything again.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2010 11:30 PM (in response to Michael Rosenberg)I'd suggest that you file a bug at the link I provided. That's what I did a little over one week ago. If several people report they same issue that should give it more weight when it comes time to fix bugs.Mac Pro 2.66GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook 2.0GHz 2GB SDRAM on Mac OS X 10.5.6
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2010 9:50 AM (in response to Michael Rosenberg)The iPad only outputs 4:3 video aspect ratio. You need to change the aspect ratio on your tv to 4:3 from 16:9. I know video projectors have this setting. The wide screen setting in the video prefs is to use widescreen video with the 4:3 aspect ratio. There nothing wrong this is how aspect ratio work. Aspect ratio have to match for both devices to look properly.G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, nano 5th, iPad and a bunch of other stuff...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2010 2:46 PM (in response to StilesCrisis)Disappointingly the 3.2.1 update does not fix this issue. Widescreen out is still not working.Macbook Pro + Mac Pro + iPhone + Mac Mini Server, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2010 1:54 PM (in response to lemoncheese)This works perfectly on my iPhone 3GS with 4.0 installed. The aspect ratio displays correctly.
Sadly, the same video on the iPad is stretched and the Widescreen setting does not change anything.iPad, Other OS, 3.2.1 with the Apple Component Cable
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2010 1:22 PM (in response to Starhawk)I am really surprised that Apple hasn't addressed this and that there is little mention of this bug in the tech media.
I have Apple TV for my main TV watching room, but wanted to use my Ipad as a quasi-Apple TV for watching shows/movies in my bedroom, where I don't have a 5.1 setup or care too much about 720p resolution. Bought the dock to component cables only to find out that the Ipad only outputs to TV in 4:3.
Very disappointing!Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2010 5:11 PM (in response to sklar)Have you submitted a bug to Apple at the following link?
If Apple doesn't get enough feedback on this issue then they may just ignore the problem.Mac Pro 2.66GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook 2.0GHz 2GB SDRAM on Mac OS X 10.5.6