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My new Samsung LE32R88BD was showing a pixellated picture on movement, but it filled the entire screen. Since switching my Virgin box through HDMI, the picture is less pixellated but I cant get the picture to fill the screen, there are black bands each side.

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I did some reading on the net, try to "calibrate the screen". Try set the input to 1080i, then run the thx optimiser to give you a starting point, then try a bluray with a bright image.

Keep replaying the same chapter and try raising and lowering different settings. you may find that your brightness is set way too high and after dropping it from 90 to 29, you may find that detail will have crept into the image. Try giving the colours a boost as well.

The detail in HD is very subtle, and having a properly calibrated screen will make all the difference. So to answer your question: set your input to 1080i, make sure your HDMI is outputing RGB and start tweaking that screen!

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