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Ok,

I really HATE having side bars on my TV, I think it looks silly and just bothers me.

From what I read if you have Native on for a 4:3 transmission you can pick 3 settings in 720p and 1080i, Pillar, Stetch and Crop.

I use crop usually, my TV does a great crop but only on 480i and 480p.

The TV can accept all formats except 1080p (1080i is ok).

Anyway here is a for instance, I have Native on, and the HR20 tells me that Fox WNYW is broadcasting at 720p. Great so I go through the 3 formats to get crop, well stretch crop and pillar box all look the same no matter what you set it at it is still a pillar box.


I turn Native off and try it that way every single setting looks the same. on that Channel. I tried another local and it seems to be the same.

Am I doing something wrong or is there something wrong with the box.

The TV is an Toshiba 46H83 it is connect via DVI/HDMI to a Pioneer VSX-82TXS, I have the conversion turned off on the Pioneer so the video is just being passed through to the TV.
 

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Earl Bonovich said:
That only applies to when you are actually getting a 4:3 broadcast.

Most carriers/networks are no "matting" their 4:3 content to 16:9 on their side of the broadcast.

They are basically PUTTING the bars on the side, and pushing out a 16:9 image. So your HR20, has no way of knowing the difference between the two. It sees it as a 16:9
Its funny I was wondering that same thing right before I read your post.

I was just on WNBC which is 4 HD which is perfectly stretched so I am assuming that is being broadcasted in 16:9 the second it goes to commercial it puts the pillar box back on no matter what setting I have it on.

Why would they do that? So basically unless I am watching something that is truely 16:9 I will always have the bars huh? So I guess its best to watch my news on the non-hd channel then switch over to HD for shows I want to watch?

That s*cks excuse my french
 
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