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Horizontal Lines when Viewing HD TV

I have a 50 inch Samsung and when I try to watch HD channels, there is a 2 inch wide line that stretches across the tv. reg tv channels and dvds there are no lines. plz help

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Unfortunately if you chose to view the non HD channels in wide screen format, you are going to have the top and bottom of the screen cut off. Eventually this will not be a problem when everything goes to digital. However presently non HD channels are presented in 3:2 ratio where as HD is 16:9, So your choice really is to view them with the lines on either side for now.

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