Originally Posted by DAda1988
but have you tried to use the video player to set the size of the video?
As I already mentioned in my original post: "No matter what aspect ratio I select, I get either top/bottom back bars and/or side bars. More or less the same deal in "Stretch" or "Crop" mode.
" So yes, I did. I tried all modes: 4:3, 16:9, 1:1, Stretch, Crop, Full Screen, 100%, you name it.
Originally Posted by mikedt
I would guess, it's because this Chinese STB is expecting a 16:9 TV, and not a 4:3 one. I've had a look through the A5A instruction manual(Chinese only) and there doesn't appear to be an option for selecting TV type.
I have selected the following:
Settings > Display > Display output mode > NTSC
Settings > Display > Enable screen adaption > ON (tried also OFF)
Under Enable screen adaption it marks:
"The output resolution: 1280 x 720
and there's no way (or I can't find a way) to change that, say to 640 x 480 (VGA 4:3). So probably that is what's messing with the video overlay, and apps "think" that HD 16:9 is "full screen" (I assume).
Is there any command line I can type in Terminal IDE app to change the internal resolution to VGA?
Are you seeing black bars on Android menu screens and in apps as well? Or is it just video?
The menu screens are ok, they fill the entire area (I placed the mouse pointer at the very bottom)
Black bars is only in the video, and their position or thickness depends on the video app used. For example, the "less annoying" is the video app called TvdVideo. That video app centers the video leaving a 1" bar at the top and 1" bar at the bottom, instead of a 2" thick bar at the bottom like other apps.
MoboPlayer can't fill the screen either. (see the menu at the bottom, and I deliberately placed the mouse cursor at the bottom to show that that area is active):
Thank you for any suggestions.