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HDMI INPUT FOR NON HIGH DEF CHANNELS WILL NOT DISPLAY FULL SCREEN

I just purchased a samsung ln46a650a1f lcd tv. The HDMI input displays HD channels in full screen mode ok. When viewing an non HD channel it displays the screen with blank areas on the left and right side of the screen. This would be normal for a non HD signal on an HD channel but shouldn't non HD channels be converted to full screen. I have to use AV1 input to get full screen on non HD channels. The set has a wide screen option, but that distorts the picture size somewhat cutting some of the picture off. I also have a 27 " sony LCD Bravo and it converts the non HD channels to full screen through HDMI input with no problem.

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  • Justspin Apr 13, 2009

    Same problem. We have checked cable box settings and even switched cable boxes. Ours is a 40 inch, but our 42 inch plasma works fine when connected. The tv is also set to scan mode which is supposed to show all channels full screen regardless.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    No sound on NON HD channels

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If you have a cable box then it is probably the resolution settings in the cable box, what type of cable box do you have

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