Netflix - Stretched Video?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dKran, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. dKran macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Hey guys.

    So I'm loving the new Apple TV, but I'm having an issue with Netflix.

    Two of the movies I started today (12 Rounds and 500 Days of Summer) have had aspect ratio issues - the picture is stretched to fill the whole screen, and looks awkwardly proportioned.

    I've checked the settings of my tv, and this is not the problem. Anyone else seeing this/find a fix?

  2. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    I don't have an answer for you, but I do have a question. Neither one of these movies are available to me for streaming on Netflix. You were able to stream both of these movies?
  3. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    It's probably a Netflix issue. I've seen the same thing from time to time. None of the settings on my TV or ATV make a difference. It's the stream that's at fault.
  4. joudbren macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2007
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Have to agree. I've also had some Netflix movies stretch top and bottom to fill the screen and the same movies did it both on my PS3 and on the ATV2 so definitely a Netflix issue with their streaming or encoding. Cheers!

  5. godslabrat macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    When streaming to my PS3, I sometimes observe native 16:9 content appearing distorted around the sides. I've drawn a correlation between this and other heavy traffic on my network. I'm assuming it's a mechanism for coping with reduced bandwidth. That, or I just happen to be transferring big files while coincidentally watching crappy encodes.
  6. dKran thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Thanks for the info :) glad it's just a Netflix issue.

    And I'm in Canada, maybe that's why you don't have those titles available? On a side note - 500 Days of Summer is great, and I would really recommend it.

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