There is so much traffic this morning that it's going to be harder to keep track of your problem. I'm not an owner, so it would be best if some owners respond
For those who are picking up this problem at this point, StuckyBoss is now getting black bars on all four sides of his HD image. I suspect a problem at his TV provider or in his STB if he is using the correct settings on his HL-T5089 set.
Originally Posted by StuckeyBoss
Ive got it in standard mode, 16:9 format. My DVR Receiver and DVD player are hooked up HDMI.
Your setting sounds like the correct one. When you are getting one of these "HD" images press "Info" on your remote control and find out what input resolution your TV is seeing from your source. Is your STB is configured to output 1080i?
Try the same thing on all your HDTV channels and record what you are receiving.
If your input signal is 1080i then you can try switching from picture size "16:9" to "Just Scan" to see if anything changes.
I have my receiver running thru my DVD player so I can have my surround sound speakers on my tv channels too, not just during a DVD.
By receiver do you mean an A/V receiver or your TV service STB? I'm not sure how or why you would run anything, audio or video, through your DVD player. Normally a DVD player with an HDMI output is connected to the TV using HDMI, and to an A/V receiver for 5.1 surround sound using the DVD players optical or coax digital audio output.
But like I said, I switched nothing so I dont know why the HD channels look that way. They never looked like that before. Its like Im in 4:3 mode almost.
That's why it sounds like it could be a problem with your TV provider. Knowing what the input signal is by using the "info" button will provide a clue.