I have recently bought a Liteon A740GX HDD/DVD recorder. I wish to connect it to my Pace Sky+ satellite box (as the Liteon SCART IN) and my Hitachi C28WD2TN television. The problem is, that however I connect it, I cannot get a wide screen output from the Liteon device when I supply a widescreen signal into its SCART IN from the Sky+ box. What I get is a 4:3 picture from the Liteon SCART OUT which displays tall thin people on the TV. I have selected the 16:9 option from the Liteonâ€™s setup menus. When I play a movie DVD on the Liteon I DO get the correct widescreen picture.
The connections I have tried are
Sky+ TV SCART to Liteon SCART IN. Liteon SCART OUT to TV AV1.
Sky+ TV SCART to TV AV1.
Sky+ VCR SCART to Liteon SCART IN. Liteon SCART OUT to TV AV1.
I have noticed, by connecting the Sky+ TV SCART and VCR SCARTs directly to the TVâ€™s AV1 and AV3, (no A740GX in circuit) that the Sky+ TV SCART output will display widescreen, Sky+ VCR SCART only displays 4:3.
I would obviously like the Liteon SCART OUT to display a widescreen image when it has a widescreen signal on its SCART IN.
I have updated the devices firmware to the latest available on Liteonâ€™s web site.
Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated.