Originally Posted by neonleon29
I have an HD cable box for Verizon FiOS. When watching some HD programs, they do not come up as full screen. Instead they look to be 4:3 aspect ratio. Is there a setting on the cable box or 151 that I need to change? Thanks.
Some programming really is just 4:3 (though it's not so clear cut as HD vs SD......either one can come in a variety of aspect ratios).
So if you want that 4:3 content to fill the screen, you'll have to stretch it out, which distorts it. If that's what you want, there are a couple ways. You either have your FiOS box do it, or you have the Kuro do it.
In the Kuro, there are a two approaches. This settings combination should automatically detect 4:3 content and stretch it:
[Menu > Setup > Option > Auto Size = Wide-Zoom]
[Menu > Setup > Option > Side Mask > Detection = Mode 1 (or Mode 2)]
In conjunction with the above settings, the HD Wide Mode option allows you to set your preference for Wide1 or Wide2 when the Kuro is automatically stretching 4:3 content:
[Menu > Setup > Option > Side Mask > HD Wide Mode = Mode 1 (Wide1) or Mode 2 (Wide2)]
This can sometimes be a little unreliable because it doesn't always get the right flags from the cable signal. So the other approach, when those settings don't work, is to just manually change the Screen Size setting. Wide/1 and Wide/2 will both fill the screen.