Hey guys, I have a friend who is using an 8300HD box on a much older 32inch CRT tube tv. Tv is so old, it doesn't have component, highest quality input is S-Video. Now, although this is an old skool tv, it still shows great, and my friend doesn't want to give it up until it dies (they don't make'em like this any more - tv is more than 12 years old and still running strong).
Box is connected to TV via s-video cable and L & R audio cables. Anyways, my question is, a lot of the channels - which are now HD - are showing up in letterbox format, with borders on sides, as well as top/bottom. I've played around in the HD wizard selecting and de-selecting certain formats, all of which don't seem to change anything.
I want to know if there is a way to make the box display the same as a regular SD box, where all channels show full screen, at a lower resolution? I know this is counter-intuitive... but its a single case situation!
There should only be bars on the top and bottom. Try entering settings. Make sure everything except 480 is disabled.
Thats what I was beginning to think.... I've tried with just coax out as well, and selecting 480i standard only, as well as combinations of other settings... same deal though. Most channels get bars... I guess its just the way the box is decoding the signal - since its always recieving an HD signal, thats what it wants to display.
Thanks anyways guys.