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No full widescreen on HD broadcasts

When I switch to the HD channels on cable, the picture shrinks, with black bands across the top and sides. Setting the aspect to Widescreen just stretches the picture sideways. On my RCA 65, the same broadcast fills the widescreen TV just fine. I can't get the widescreen broadcasts to work on the Samsung. Works fine with DVDs.

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Re: no full widescreen on HD broadcasts

It is a Motorola DCT6200 High Def cable receiver. I am not sure how to check the aspect and resolution settings.


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Re: no full widescreen on HD broadcasts

Do you know what the aspect and resolutiuon settings of the cable box are? What brand of cable box is it?

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1. Do I need any additional equipment to watch HDTV broadcasts on my HDTV-compatible TV?
In order to view over-the-air (OTA) HDTV broadcasts, you need to be within the reception area of a TV station broadcasting HDTV signals. Some TVs may require a set-top HDTV tuner and an external antenna to receive the broadcasts. Your cable or satellite provider may also offer HDTV channels as a part of their service, eliminating the need for a separate tuner. Please contact your local service provider to find out what kind of HDTV services they may offer.

2. What is CableCARD and how does it work?
HDTVs with CableCARD slots can accept a small card from your cable provider that allows you to receive standard definition and high definition digital broadcasts without a bulky set-top cable box. Please call your cable company to find out if they offer this service in your area.

btn_top_gold.gif spacer.gif line_gold.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif3. What is HDMI? Is it compatible with DVI?
HDMI, which stands for "High-Definition Multimedia Interface", is the consumer electronic industry's first connection capable of transmitting uncompressed digital audio/video signals. Components featuring HDMI can transmit both digital audio and video over one convenient cable, replacing the tangled mess that resides behind many home theater components. HDMI also offers improved quality over traditional analog connections thanks to all-digital transmission. Digital sources like DVDs and HDTV programming can now be transferred digitally from source to display without analog conversions that can degrade the original signal.

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