Why is my TV screen not always full screen ?
There can be a few reasons for this.
What kind of TV do you have? What kind of cable terminal? Wide-screen HDTV? HD cable terminal?
An SD station showing on a wide-screen TV, will often show with bars on the left and right side, because there is no information in the show, to display there. Some settings will cause it to be streched though, which will distort the picture.
An SD program being showed on an HD station, the station will often put the bars in.
An HD movie in 21:9 will often have a black bar on the top and bottom, to fit a standard 16:9 TV.
Or you have a setting wrong. If you have an HD cable terminal, try pushing the # button on the remote, making sure it says Normal.
There are some hidden menu options that can effect this as well.
Hopefully you can provide some more information, what can you do to make it full-screen, what happens to make it not full-screen, and we might be able to figure it out.
We bought a 46 " Samsung T.V recently. I assume its widescreen HDTV Also a new HDPVR and a new blue ray wifi DVD player. The cable terminal is then the HDPVR I assume. I did press the # on the remote and indeed it does stretch the picture to full screen but does not stay.
When you are not on an HD station, you likely won't have a full-screen picture without stretching it.
The HD stations should be full-screen most of the time.
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