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I have a Panasonic GT30 Plasma TV and a new HD Samsung cable box from Time Warner.
I experimented with different combinations of TV format (4:3, Justify, Full, H-fill, zoom) and cable box aspect ratio (16:9 and 4:3) on a variety of different channels (both HD and SD).
Through extensive trial-and-error, I've found that my TV displays best with the cable box set to an aspect ratio of 4:3. When the cable box is set to 16:9, the TV shows black bars on all sides (forming a frame) or on the L and R sides for some TV formats like zoom. When the cable box is set to 4:3, the TV displays the formats like it should.
Now my problem is that I cannot seem to keep my Samsung cable box aspect ratio set to 4:3. It regularly reverts to 16:9. It's noticeable when it does because the black bars or frame show up depending on which format the TV is in.
Does anyone know how I can get the box to keep the aspect ratio that I want it to have?