The aspect ratio can be from different things, and even includes the resolution that your set top box is set to. Try changing the resolution as well, and see if that helps. The links below will provide more information on this. Hope this helps!
- Slingbox.com - Why doesn't the video fill the whole screen?
- Slingbox.com - Video resolutions supported by Slingbox M1/M2, Slingbox 350, & Slingbox 500
Sling Media Moderation Team
You can email me if you want, even in hebrew I will help you with anything you need.
By the way, my problem was that the new boxes made by Technicolor doesn't support the proper resolutions with component cables. So I had to take a regular non-recording box made by Thomson and now it works perfectly.
I didn't try to use HDMI-Component adapter.
Now my problem is that with the HOT remote control and the tablet app I can't use the arrow buttons, very annoying.
The buttons work just fine in the phone app and on PC but not in the tablet version of the app.
Slingbox support is very poor.
I've used my slingbox m2 for 2 months now with a component cable on HOT cable box from Israel.
The image has black borders on the sides and bottom.
I tried adjusting the image settings on my cable box. I have 3 options: 16:9, 4:3 and 4:3 letterbox.
I get the best image on 16:9.
I tried adjusting the image settings on my slingplayer. Zoom is too large so i cant use it.
But even when i use zoom the image is zooming but the border stays the same.
I also tried to strech the image with a border marker in my cable box settings and when I need to move the marker to the top left or bottom right edge of the screen it disappears in the black border and not in my actual screen border.
It happens in every platform i tried. Android and windows. Multiple devices.
Please help me it drives me crazy.
If i use the hdmi ouput and an hdmi-component adapter will it be any different? I can buy an adapter but I want to knoe if this is the problem.