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HDTV When I watch programing in HI Def it doesn't take up the whole screen, it's only a portion. How do I "stretch" the picture w/o distorting quality ?

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It is obvous that the aspect ratio that you are watching the program in is the native mode if you see the proportions correctly. If the native mode was in 16:9, it would not stretch when you change to this mode.

The broadcaster may be down converting all their video to 4:3 because the majority of sets in his area are still on the old aspect ratio.

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