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Im about to purchase a 151fd. Im hoping the gray bars that appear on the display during a fullscreen movie can be switched to black. I own a lot of fullscreen dvds and gray bars really sound irritating. These bars are probably used for image retention, but after the break in period are they really necessary?
 

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4.3.1 Adjust for Screen Masking (black bars on sides)

Screen Masks fill areas on both sides of a picture. Some content fails to fill the screen so bars appear on each

side of the picture. This section explains how to adjust screen masking.

Detect Masks

Some HD broadcasts transmit in 4:3 content with side masks. Side masks are black bars that appear on the

picture’s left and right sides. If the flat panel TV’s Screen Size is set to Natural during the Auto Size process, gray

bars replace the black bars. When the panel is set to Wide-Zoom, the bars are hidden. These responses reduce

after-image concerns.

To allow the panel to detect side masks, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Side Mask from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Detection from the submenu.

4 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 to activate Side Mask Detection.

Mode 1 detects only black side masks and Mode 2 detects both black and illustrated side masks. Select Off

to deactivate this function.

5 ) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu.

6 ) Confirm that the word “AUTO” appears in the InfoBanner.

Video signals can affect the Side Mask Detection function differently. For High Definition broadcasts, if Side Mask

Detection is on, the panel automatically detects images containing side masks and shows the picture in full

screen. Cycle the screen size to select Auto for video signals without aspect ratio information.

Video content also can affect the Side Mask Detection function. If a detection error occurs when trying to watch

HD content, manually change the screen size to the proper setting for the content.

HD Wide Mode

The HD Wide Mode allows selecting the display mode (WIDE 1 or WIDE 2) when detecting side masks that appear

in a 4:3 image. This option is available when the Auto Size menu is set to Wide-Zoom and Side Mask Detection to

Mode 1 or Mode 2. To allow the HD Wide Mode, follow the steps below.

1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Side Mask from the Option menu.

3 ) Select HD Wide Mode from the submenu.

4 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 to activate HD Wide Mode.

• Mode 1: screen mode sets to WIDE 1 when detecting side masks.

• Mode 2: screen mode sets to WIDE 2 when detecting
 

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I know with most standard cable, it is 4:3 so there will be black bars on the side for most HDTV's.


With the 9G's the bars are grey.


Whether or not you can turn the grey bars black, I have no idea.


I don't think you can. But I might be wrong.


With my Cable (Comcast), Standard def comes from my DVR with black bars in the content for 4:3 standard. So my sidebars are black at all times.


Dos anyone have a straight Yes or No answer to the question "Can you turn the grey bars black for 4:3 content on the 9G kuros??
 

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Originally Posted by chadmak09 /forum/post/15515019


I know with most standard cable, it is 4:3 so there will be black bars on the side for most HDTV's.


With the 9G's the bars are grey.


Whether or not you can turn the grey bars black, I have no idea.


I don't think you can. But I might be wrong.


With my Cable (Comcast), Standard def comes from my DVR with black bars in the content for 4:3 standard. So my sidebars are black at all times.


Dos anyone have a straight Yes or No answer to the question "Can you turn the grey bars black for 4:3 content on the 9G kuros??

Apparently you can change them to black with ControlCal. I just got used to gray, so it doesn't bother me and I watch a lot of 4:3 classic movies.
 

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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy /forum/post/15516120


Apparently you can change them to black with ControlCal. I just got used to gray, so it doesn't bother me and I watch a lot of 4:3 classic movies.

Cool!

I have been wondering about that.


I am hoping to get controlcal today if my Serial cable shows up from monoprice. I will have to look into that.
 

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1 ) Access the Option through the Setup.

2 ) Select Side Mask from the Option menu.

3 ) Select Detection from the submenu.

4 ) Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 to activate Side Mask Detection.

Mode 1 detects only black side masks and Mode 2 detects both black and illustrated side masks. Select Off

to deactivate this function.
My parents have had their Pioneer TV for a few years, and I've been so annoyed by the gray bars showing up, but TODAY I've managed to get rid of them, thanks to this post. Thank you!
 
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