4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2012 1:51 PM by alanrichey42 RSS

    zoom options

    micklen7

      aspect ratio change options are not showing. how do i change pitcure size now?

        • Re: zoom options
          Apprentice

          Hello micklen7,

           

          Great Question! Here is an article that provides you all the information on changing your aspect ratio:

           

          Hope this helps!

            The Sling Moderation Team

            • Re: zoom options
              micklen7

              already looked at that page but the alt-shift a  etc. buttons on my keyboard don't change picture size or anything else on my laptop screen. also there is only full screen or no full screen option.  there is no video zoom menu--just zoom in which blows up picture so large that you lose video info on top, bottom, and sides or you can click zoom out and get a much smaller picture than the screen but there is no option to fill out the laptop screen properly.  can you suggest cure or fix.  thanks

                • Re: zoom options
                  Apprentice

                  Hello micklen7,

                   

                  Thank you for the response! I would recommend checking the resolution on the laptop, as well as the aspect ratio on the cable box. The settings on the laptop or cable box may be interfering with the settings on the Slingplayer.

                   

                  Best Regards,

                    The Sling Moderation Team

                    • Re: zoom options
                      alanrichey42 Master

                      What has actually happened is that Sling have gone from a perfectly good set of 6 different aspect ratios (Normal, Wide, Letterbox, Anamorphic, Pillarbox & Picturebox) in the standalone Slingplayer and watch.slingbox.com, which covered just about every eventuality, to just two aspect ratios 4:3 or 16:9.   As you say, the zoom is pointless as you just lose parts of the picture.   This has screwed up a lot of people.  In my case I cannot get it to display a UK Sky picture properly.

                       

                      But you have to remember that Sling Media's policy seems to be to make sure each new version has less functionality than the previous version    They have been remarkably consistent through Slingplayer V1.2, V1.4, V1.5, 2.0, watch.slingbox.com and now newwatch.slingbox com.   Each version has had reduced functionality from the previous one.   Although V1.5 forced encryption over 1.4, making it less capable and impossible to record, I personally think that was the probably the best UI they produced.  Unfortunately It has been downhill ever since

                       

                      Note:  When I posted this I assumed the user was referring to http://newwatch.slingbox.com ?  The article the moderator suggested refers to the older http://watch.slingbox.comIf I was wrong then he will be even more annoyed with http://newwatch.slingbox.com