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Black and white format on 26" insignia hdtv (720p)

When I change the aspect ratio to widescreen, everything looks fine, except on the black and white movies. On the left and right hand side of the screens, the colors dont' seem the same. I'm new to hdtv, maybe this is something normal. Not sure.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    subject says it all... i connected a tivo mini set to 720p and the TV displays the image in the center of the screen with borders on not only the top and bottom but on the left and right as well... Pressing zoom doesn't fix the issue (correctly) but widescreen2 is 'kinda close'.

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Go to Best Buy and see if they have your same Model on display and change the aspect ratio and see how it is. If it's normal there then to me it sounds like a software up-grade might be in order. It might just have a software glitch.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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The TV can display images in four different modes: Wide, Zoom, Panoramic, and Normal. Each mode displays the picture differently. To change the screen aspect ratio:
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