Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Colleyville, TX
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Greetings all. I'm new to the HDTV world, but I finally got a new TV (16:9 Samsung) and a STB (T351). I'm using an old Radio Shack antenna in my attic that I've had for over 12 years. I'm located in Watauga (NE Tarrant county) and I get good reception on all the DTV channels.
I've noticed that most of the stations will show black bars on the side when showing non-widescreen broadcasts, and others will use grey bars. Now, I assume grey bars are better for screen burn-in, and on my TV the only way I can get rid of them is to zoom the picture (and crop the top/bottom.) I guess this is something I'll have to live with until more wide screen programming becomes available? If I watch a lot of 4:3 stuff will my diurect-view CRT eventually burn in?
The other question is that on my T351 some 4:3 broadcasts that are not listed as being in HD (e.g. local news on Ch. 5, etc.) are being listed as "HD" when I hit the info button on the T351. Is there such a thing as HD that is in 4:3? The PQ looks good, but I'm not sure it is true HD..