Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North Shore of central Long Island, NY (Stony Brook)
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I was told to repost this here, even though it's not strictly an OTA Long Island issue.
display aspect ratio issue
I have two setups in two different parts of NY, one on Long Island and the other upstate. Different cable and OTAs. I primarily watch PBS stations and at both locations have multiple choices. The issue is that for some stations, the 16:9 displays are "squished" vertically, that is they look like maybe 16:7. I've tried changing settings on my TV and cable/satellite boxes and can't improve it. In the upstate location, one of the stations is from Vermont, the main channel looks like fine but the subsidiary one is squished. Any ideas?
Now that I'm on the Long Island thread, I can add a few things. First, I haven't really used the OTA for the last couple of years, because I got DirectTV. DirectTV, however, doesn't seem to cover the Create subchannels. When I was using OTA, I got all the VHF NYC channels, except CBS 2. I also got several other PBS channels, especially NJTV (channel 50 out of Montclair, NJ). If I reorient my antenna, I get WLNY 55 (Riverhead/Ridge?) or 49 from Bridgeport. I'll go home this afternoon and see if I still get them.