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tv picture streached

Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-19-2009

Re: tv picture streached

Message 11 of 13
well talked to verizon and they said they know about this issue but have no clue when it will be fixed
Silver Contributor IV
Silver Contributor IV
Posts: 585
Registered: ‎10-22-2008

Re: tv picture streached

Message 12 of 13

@BigPete82 wrote:

@KenAF wrote:

I'm confused by this issue.  Are you guys talking about the SD channels or the HD channels?


How can a 4:3 SD channel be stretched on a 4:3 TV?  Do you have black bars on the sides that squeeze the 4:3 screen into a smaller raster?


If you're viewing on a HD display, the Verizon HD STB/DVR gives you the following options for all SD channels: (a) display as 4:3 and (b) stretch to 16:9 widescreen.

We are talking about the SD channels.  For some reason, 4 of the SD channels in our area are being sent widescreen SD feeds.  These widescreen feeds are being squeezed onto our 4:3 screens.  There are black bars on the sides of 4:3 shows, no black bars on 16:9 shows.  In both cases, everyone looks skinny and tall.

Thanks for the clear description.  That makes sense.

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Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-19-2008

Re: tv picture streached

Message 13 of 13

I am also located in So. CA and have been experiencing this problem for several days (on the same 4 standard local channels with a standard STB on 4:3 TVs). On the local Channel 2 newcast, the words "HIGH DEF" appear vertically on the bars on the side of the screen.



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