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I got the NFL package and upgraded my old Motorola PVRs to Pace Summit's with 1TB Expanders. I'll check to see if my Summits received the firmware upgrade tonight when I get home.

However, after setting up the boxes, I noticed that the guide seems stretched across the whole screen and the typeface is fairly blocky. With my old Motorola, I set it to the setting "Stretch" in the settings page, where it would not switch resolutions between SD and HD channels and it would display the guide in 4:3, where, in my opinion, the guide looked a lot nicer. The stretched guide looks pretty crappy.

I was just wondering if there was a way to set my Summit box to a similar setting.

Thanks for your help.
 

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The full-screen guide was actually a feature of the Pace (which I'm pretty sure you cannot change). When I had my Pace I liked the full-screen guide, but had no problem going to a 4:3 when the Pace (which really sucked for me) was finally replaced by a 3400.

The other feature I liked was the hardware zoom when trying to stretch a 4:3 show. Have you tried pressing the # button yet?
 

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I got the NFL package and upgraded my old Motorola PVRs to Pace Summit's with 1TB Expanders. I'll check to see if my Summits received the firmware upgrade tonight when I get home.

However, after setting up the boxes, I noticed that the guide seems stretched across the whole screen and the typeface is fairly blocky. With my old Motorola, I set it to the setting "Stretch" in the settings page, where it would not switch resolutions between SD and HD channels and it would display the guide in 4:3, where, in my opinion, the guide looked a lot nicer. The stretched guide looks pretty crappy.

I was just wondering if there was a way to set my Summit box to a similar setting.

Thanks for your help.
I agree with Scott89, as a new convert to this box since I'm getting Centre Ice (from the Motorola 3416), I prefer the non-stretch guide, if anyone has any info about this, it would would be greatly appreciated.
 

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As I said above, you can't change the stretched guide on the Pace - I know, I had one (although in all honesty I didn't try to change it). If you don't like that, and it's not too late, you should return the Pace in favour of the DCX3400 since it's a way better box anyway.
 

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As I said above, you can't change the stretched guide on the Pace - I know, I had one (although in all honesty I didn't try to change it). If you don't like that, and it's not too late, you should return the Pace in favour of the DCX3400 since it's a way better box anyway.
How should I go about returning the Pace for the DCX3400 and keeping the expander, which would be ideal because then I would have 1.5TB of storage. But wouldn't I need a good reason? "Ugh, I don't like the stretched guide" probably doesn't cut it.

Any ideas?
 

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If you are having problems with the Pace, and complain repeatedly to Shaw, they might be open to swapping it for a Moto. You would likely need to pay for the Expander but it is still worth it.
 

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Dunno, here in Calgary, they seem anal about giving the DCX for rentals only. Had to swap my 3416 since I'm ordering Centre Ice (go Nucks!) and so far, I'm actually more pleased about the Pace box than I thought I'd be... no audio/video dropouts versus the 3416 constantly doing so. If this is the case, I'll live with the guide as is.

EDIT: On the downside, the lack of Firewire sucks, but I do have a HD capture card in the PC, so using the component out to the PC, and HDMI to the TV, solved that one too.
 

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I just meant that if you're still within your 30 days when you can return the Pace no questions asked, then do that and buy the 3400 instead. I had 8 months worth of complaints on file before I could get the swap, and the problems were a lot more serious than a stretched guide - which I still think was actually a bonus, not a disadvantage.
 
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