2009-09-18, 02:36 PM
I am hoping for some help for what must be a basic question. My inlaws are in an older retirement home and pay for Rogers cable. Their older tube set was showing lines across the upper third of the set. I decided to go out and get a new TV and came back and set up a new Samsung HD LCD tv and simply plugged in the cable. Now, I suppose, because of the different signals on the cable, their favourite channels each have a different look, some are browned out, some are enlongated images etc. I have played with the setup and when I get on channel right, the others are effected. Is their a simple solution like a HD box? I would appreciate any advice.
Check the manual and look for the section on viewing modes. Set the television to a mode that doesn't stretch the channel and everything should look fine but you will have black bars on the left and right of the image.
If that doesn't resolve the issue, then you have another problem!
Is their a simple solution like a HD box?
Not necessarily. Standard Definition signals will still be stretched.
You may wish to familiarize yourself with the following FAQs:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76074 Stretch Modes:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76089 Black Bars
And the following post, useful for those new to HDTVs and this forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc: