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Unable to view fullscreen in hdtv

We connected a HDTV set top box and are bothered with the black bars on the top and bottom. How can we view the fullscreen on our Panasonic CT-36HX40B 36" TV?

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    There must be a way to switch from "letterbox" to "full screen" on this TV. I called Panasonic and the guy asked me if it was attached to a cable box - it is. He told me that it was a setting on the cable box that needed to be adjusted. Can't find it..

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That is the way HDTV is viewed on many screens as a wide fromat. So you will get top and bottom non-viewable areas. It is the width that gives the full imagery for that format. To have the screen filled you would get a standard 4:3 format like standard TV. HD is a 16:9 format so it is much wider.

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