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Black bars show up when not in HD

I have a 32" FLAT SCREEN TELEVISION, (i COULDN'T FIND THE EXACT TELEVISION LISTED) AND WHEN NOT IN HD BLACK BARS WILL APPEAR ON EACH SIDE OF THE SCREEN. I THINK I CHANGED THE SETTING SOMEHOW BUT CANNOT GET IT TO GO BACK TO NOT HAVING THE BLACK BARS. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM?

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Please let us know which exact television you do have, and then we can hopefuly find a solution :)

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Sounds like you've changed the aspect ratio to a 4:3 and you need to put it back to a 16:9. Go into your menu and find the sub menu that allows you to change "format" or "aspect ratio". Adjust that until you have it at 16:9 and see if that corrects your problem. Good Luck Bill

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