I'm sure I'm missing something here. I have a 58b540. I have the picture mode set to dynamic and the picture size set to 16:9. I watch mainly HD channels.
Sometimes my kids watch Nick or another non-HD channel and it's in 4:3 format with the black side bars. I've read a lot of threads about image retention, so I don't want them watching the tv that way.
I went into the picture mode settings, and I found the picture size selection. There are about 4 or 5 settings -- 16:9, zoom 1 and zoom 2 (grayed out), wide fit and screen fit. I figured screen fit would be the correct selection -- with 16:9 HD content, there wouldn't be any correction necessary, and with 4:3 non-HD content, it would stretch the picture to "fit" the screen. Well, long story short, screen fit doesn't seem to have any effect on 4:3 content and only a slight effect on 16:9 content. When I switch the setting to wide, it stretches the non-HD 4:3 content to fill the screen, but it also has a bad effect on HD channels.
On my Sony 46XBR6, there's an auto-wide mode that automatically detects non-HD content and stretches it to fill the screen, while leaving HD content alone. Is there any similar setting on the Samsung? Do I really have to change the picture setting every time I switch between HD and non-HD channels? That can't be right.
Oh, and by the way, I tried fiddling with the settings on my Comcast DVR cable box (as I had read about in another thread), but there was no setting available that would do what I want it to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.