Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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Okay, first of all, let me say, "DUH!"
I went in and did a DIGITIAL CHANNEL SEARCH on my t.v. Amazing thing--16 channels appeared instantaneously! So.....I got the digital stations.....
Next question.....why do some channels/shows take up the whole screen and some have those pesky black bars on the sides? At first, I thought this problem came from the "format" (i.e., 1080i, etc.), but I see that some 1080 shows have the black bars too.
Are these black bars the same as on regular HDTV channels (that I get through my CATV co.)? When a show is broadcast in HDTV it takes up the whole screen, but when it's not broadcast in HDTV, you get the pesky bars?
I guess it was just throwing me off since some channels have two "versions," a DT version and a regular analog version, and the black bars are showing up on the DT version of the station.
Thanks guys! Deb