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How would the HD Guide appear on an old 4:3 HDTV

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I don't have an old 4:3 HDTV but I'm just curious how for people with old HDTV's that weren't wide screen how the the guide would appear. If you set the guide's output to 1080i would the guide display in letterbox? If you set the ratio to 4:3 but 1080i would the guide display out of shape or would the graphics not display in hd or is it possible to view the guide in full HD everything but in 4:3.
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Since the HD-GUI is natively 16:9, it will always look somewhat squished vertically on a 4:3 set regardless of the resolution settings of the receiver or the native display resolution of the set as with any other 16:9 image on a 4:3 display.

I use an old 4:3 SD LCD in the kitchen fed from a component connection to an HR21-200 locked at 480p output res., and 4:3 AR in the receiver settings. And the HD-GUI is indeed squished vertically to a degree.
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