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I noticed this awhile back.

My HD channel used to take up the entire screen. Now, it's only about 2/3rd's of the screen, with black bars on the top and bottom. I can change my aspect ratio on my tv to zoom to get back to full screen, but the quality isn't HD anymore.

I find myself watching the regular version (mainly espn and espn2) just because it's full sized.

this is comcast HD.
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I noticed this awhile back.

My HD channel used to take up the entire screen. Now, it's only about 2/3rd's of the screen, with black bars on the top and bottom. I can change my aspect ratio on my tv to zoom to get back to full screen, but the quality isn't HD anymore.

I find myself watching the regular version (mainly espn and espn2) just because it's full sized.

this is comcast HD.

un zoom your tv and try a few things

make sure you are using hdmi or component input

check zoom settings on cable box
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Your cable box may also be set to only output SD. HD channels being output as SD always to include black bars at top and bottom, so I am sure you are only getting 480i/p from the box. Try unplugging the STB, let it sit a few minutes, then plug it back in, it may give you the setup menu to tell it what resolutions to output.


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Channels are the same, it's your set up.

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