Not all programs on HD channels are HD...what program are you trying to watch?naybag said:OK, So I have a 32in HDTV with a HD digital cable box. I am watching ABCHD channel, and still have a letterbox view. What am I missing? Is this normal?
At the moment, I am trying to watch the Washington v Tampa Bay football game. And I have the horizontal bars along the top and bottom. I should note that the picture quality is excellent, just can't get rid of the bars.pdawg17 said:Not all programs on HD channels are HD...what program are you trying to watch?
That is quite annoying. Can anyone else turn to abc hd and tell me what their screen looks like?stevel said:I have found that a lot of the HD network programs are 4:3, and yes, I have seen letterboxed material within the 4:3 frame. Very annoying.
Thanks. This is helpful. I have seen only a couple of channels in full screen before. At the moment, all but one channel (WJLAHD) have the letterboxes.BGLeduc said:I am seeing the Redskins in proper 16:9 mode. It appears that your local affiliate is sending the game out down-converted to a 4:3 image. Do other HD broadcasts look correct?
It is certainly annoying, but not at all uncommon. At least in my city, HDTV is very much a work in progress.