Originally Posted by neonleon29
Thanks for the responses. The thing I don't understand is I'm pretty sure the program is being telecast in HD. For example, I get the 4:3 aspect ratio when the "Amazing Race" was on last season. And currently "Big Brother" is showing up as 4:3 even though I'm pretty sure it is being broadcast at 1080i.
I just read your response again and it sounds like even though a show is HD it can still have a 4:3 aspect ratio. And the only way to fix this situation is by streching the picture. Is that correct?
Whether or not a program is HD is separate from its aspect ratio. Yes, there can be HD broadcasts with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you are watching a program that you know
has a 16x9 aspect ratio, but you are getting side masking bars, it should be pretty obvious that it's getting squished. If it doesn't look that way, then it probably really is 4:3.
So when you say you want to "fix" this, I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean you want everything to fill the screen, regardless of its native AR? Or do you mean that some 16x9 programs are being squished to 4:3 and you're trying to figure out which settings are forcing this?
If it's the former, I already described the settings for stretching 4:3 content. If it's the latter, I would check that your cable box is set for the proper TV type, and that it's not doing its own AR "correction." And finally, make sure the Kuro's screen size is set to FULL or DOTxDOT. (Also, make sure you're not tuning into the SD versions of your shows. I get CNN-HD, for example, on one channel and it's 16x9, but I can also still get the old SD version on another channel, and that's 4:3.)