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Hello all, I hooked up my new motorola dct5100 (comcast digital cable w/ hdtv) today and was instantly blown away by the hd images displayed on my screen.. I've had my hd set for a year and a half now and was finally seeing the greatness of hd signals for the first time.. One question.. I have the notorious "grey bars" on the top and bottom of the image - I've read that these are actually a good thing as they help prevent burn in, but I don't watch that much widescreen content and find the greyness a little annoying. Does anyone know if the bars are a result of the motorola settings, TV settings (I have a phillips 55" rear projection 4:3), channel settings? I have a feeling that this is probably just something that I'm just gonna have to get used to but maybe not.. thanks for any info. or suggestions that anyone can provide.


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You probably have found out by now, all HD programs are boardcasted in 16:9 format, so your 4:3 TV will have these bars unless you stretch them vertically but you'll lose partial image. Enjoy your HD!
 

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Does your 4:3 TV do "16:9 anamorphic"? If so, the bar color is determined by your TV. Read the manual and see if the bar color can be changed.
 
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