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i had cox cable in ri and they had an option on the remote to set up my tv with no black bars even when i watched an hd channel and it wasn't broadcasted in hd and i didn't have to update my tv settings it was the settings on the cable box.. they say fios is much better well???? also why is it that my cox dvr box is updated new model and my fios box is old very old??? someone please help me.. i bought a big tv to watch the full screen not just the middle

 

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@tgoulet016 wrote:

i had cox cable in ri

 


Well that had to suck, right?

 


and they had an option on the remote to set up my tv with no black bars even when i watched an hd channel and it wasn't broadcasted in hd

 


So it would zoom in when the picture was letterboxed? Does your TV have an aspect (mode,ratio,whatever) button on its remote? Does the "Aspect" (#) button on the Verizon remote do anything for ya? How about if you hit TV then Aspect?

 


and i didn't have to update my tv settings it was the settings on the cable box..


 You sure on that one?

 


they say fios is much better well????


 Well?!?!

 


also why is it that my cox dvr box is updated new model and my fios box is old very old???

 


Fios is what.. 4 years old at this point (in production)? Maybe 5 years?
I guess that's old.. sorry, can't answer that one.

 


someone please help me..


Help me, Verizon Community Forums- you're my only hope.

 


i bought a big tv to watch the full screen not just the middle

 

thanks


No, thanks you!

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well you were a big help kevin

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This has already been discussed many time on this forum.  Here is just one of the posts that I found:

 

http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-TV-Technical-Assistance/Older-4-3-HDTV-with-Fios/m-p/18844#M8574

 

Note that if the Channel Provider is generating the side bars (Such asI have seen on ESPN and a feew others) then you will not be able to change anything.  In this case the provider is providing the network (FIOS) with a 1080I Signal which the box and your TV will process as HD, icluding the bars.

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