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Where Can I find the Retro Movies TV schedule?

You can find our schedule on our website:

www.retromovies.tv/schedule

 

What Aspect Ratio are Retro Movies Films?

To preserve the original format of Retro Movies collection of films, and playing them as they were meant to be played is really important to us.

All content will play out in its native aspect ratio. Most of the film titles within this archive are in their original 4:3 format and thus will they play out in this manner, airing alongside 16:9 commercial and interstitial content.


How do I Switch Aspect Ratio/Picture Size on my TV or Decoder?

Please note both TV & Decoder must be set up correctly to enjoy Talking Pictures TV as intended.

TV Settings

Your television set must be configured to its Automatic (Auto), Original or Smart Aspect Ratio setting to ensure that the image adjusts to reflect the Aspect Ratio of the content being viewed.

Note: ‘Aspect Ratio’ or ‘Picture Size’ Settings may be under the Tools or Menu button on your remote. If you can’t find it, please check your TV instruction manual for further information.

Note: If the television is not configured in this manner, the aspect ratio may default to 16:9 and as a result 4:3 films will appear stretched along their horizontal axis, notably disrupting the viewing experience.


Decoder/Set-Top Box Settings

SKY
Standard (4:3) television

1. Use your TV remote control to select the input or channel used to view SKY TV.
2. Press the select button (the oval button inside the four arrows) on your SKY remote control.
3. Highlight the Setup Icon (Spanner) using the left and right arrow buttons on your SKY remote control.
4. Highlight Advanced Set-up and press the select button.
5. At the Advance Setup screen enter your 4-digit pin number and press the Select button (Please contact SKY if you are unsure of your pin number).
6. Press the up or down arrow button until TV setup is highlighted and press the Select button.
7. Press the Up/Down button until 4.3 (centre cut) is highlighted. Press the select button
8. The decoder will go back to the Advanced Setup screen. Press the go back button twice more and you will go back to viewing the SKY Channel.
On the SKY set top box set-up menu, viewers who are watching widescreen programmes on standard 4:3 television sets can select from two different options – 4:3 letterbox and 4:3 centre cut. We recommend that viewers select the centre cut option.

If you still experience issues, please contact Sky here:
https://contactus.sky.com/uk/sky-tv/problems-with-sky-tv


Widescreen (16:9) television

1. Use your TV remote control to select the input or channel used to view SKY TV.
2. Press the Select Button (the oval button inside the four arrows) on your remote.
3. Highlight the Setup Icon (spanner) using the left and right arrow buttons of your remote control.
4. Using the Up and down arrows highlight Advanced Setup.
5. At the Advanced Setup screen enter your pin number and press the select button (Please contact SKY if you are unsure of your pin number).
6. Press the Up/Down button to highlight TV setup and press the select button.
7. Press the Up/Down button until 16:9 Widescreen is highlighted. Press the select button.
8. The decoder will go back to the advanced setup screen, press the go back button twice more and this will take you back to viewing.

If you still experience issues, please contact Sky here:
https://contactus.sky.com/uk/sky-tv/problems-with-sky-tv


Virgin Media, Virgin TV Powered by TiVo

Standard (4:3) television

1. Press Home on your remote
2. Select Help & Settings
3. Choose Settings
4. Select Video Output
5. Set TV Type to 4:3
6. Please select Panel

If you still experience issues, please contact Virgin Media here:
http://www.virginmedia.com/contact-us.html


Virgin TV, Powered by TiVo

Widescreen (16:9) television

1. Press Home on your remote
2. Select Help & Settings
3. Choose Settings
4. Select Video Output
5. Set TV Type to 16:9
6. Please select Panel

If you still experience issues, please contact Virgin Media here:
http://www.virginmedia.com/contact-us.html


TiVo

Standard (4:3) television And
Widescreen (16:9) television

1. Press Home on your remote
2. Select Help & Settings
3. Choose Settings
4. Select Video Output
5. Please select Panel

If you still experience issues, please contact Virgin Media here:
http://www.virginmedia.com/contact-us.html

What Display Settings should my TV be set to?

To fully appreciate the original aspect ratios, your television set must be configured to its automatic, or smart, aspect ratio setting to ensure that the image adjusts to reflect the aspect ratio of the content being viewed.

If the television is not configured in this manner, the aspect ratio may default to 16:9 and as a result 4:3 films will appear stretched along their horizontal axis, notably disrupting the viewing experience.

Most televisions are configured to automatically adjust as part of their factory settings but should anyone experience a film appearing horizontally stretched or visually distorted, you should check this setting first to ensure that their television has been configured correctly.


Can I watch Retro Movies on my YouView set top box?

Retro Movies is available on YouView, BT YouView and Talk Talk YouView (if you live within the coverage area, see above for how to check your postcode). If the channel does not appear then you may need to rescan your YouView box: Press the ‘YouView’ Button then go to Settings > TV Signal & Quality > Re-tune Channels.

For further support visit: http://support.youview.com