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In another forum, someone, who watched a lot of old TV shows with a 4:3 aspect ratio, afterward reported seeing "lines" exactly where the edges of the 4:3 picture fell. These lines appear etched into all widescreen material and appear to be permanent. I told him that this was supposed to be an impossibility, but he insisted that it was so. He said,
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...the lines are positioned at the precise points where the edges of the left-and-right black bands appear when the TV is set on 4:3. Can that just be a coincidence? Even it it is, what caused them to appear after 4 years and 5 months of flawless performance?

So, what are these lines? How can can I get rid of them? I appreciate the help and advice I've gotten, but I need to know what these lines ARE . . . not what they aren't.

I don't want a buy a new TV and then screw it up the same what I did this one!

Has anyone ever heard of this problem, andn offer an explanation, and (hopefully) a remedy?