Black bars on Military History (1 Viewer)

Mister B

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Do any members have an idea why there are black bars at the top and bottom of the screen on Military History? If some of the material is 4:3 aspect ratio there should be bars on the sides, not the top and bottom. However, the bars are always there even on infomercials. I have not seen horizontal black bars since I was watching 16:9 material on an old 4:3 CRT. I am not sure if the picture is stretched or not but it certainly is lower resolution than the other SD feeds.
 
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I'm watching Military History at 9:45 am eastern time show called Mail Call and have full screen.. It's just the programming I guess..
 

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Do any members have an idea why there are black bars at the top and bottom of the screen on Military History? If some of the material is 4:3 aspect ratio there should be bars on the sides, not the top and bottom. However, the bars are always there even on infomercials. I have not seen horizontal black bars since I was watching 16:9 material on an old 4:3 CRT. I am not sure if the picture is stretched or not but it certainly is lower resolution than the other SD feeds.
I don't subscribe to the higher package or I would check. Probably not the issue but just throwing this out there. I have a widescreen tv and in Orby settings, TV connection if I force the following settings I can replicate black bars at the top and bottom of the screen but it is on all channels not just a single one.

TV Ratio: 4:3
Zoom: Keep Original Shape

Like I said probably not the issue. More likely it is just how they are sending that channel but worth mentioning. :)
 

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From Wikipedia Page. I do not have channel. Says
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
(most current-day programming presented in widescreen letterbox).
 

Mister B

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OK, I saw a commercial on Military History that did fill the whole 16:9 screen. So it is just a matter of how Orby is sending out the signal. No combination of settings on the Orby will eliminate the black bars on the current show but I can use the LG remote to choose 4:3 ratio and at least put the picture in the center of the screen as a 16:9 picture with black bars all the way around. It is of course smaller but at least much clearer. It is kind of a lot of trouble. This aspect ratio mess has always made my head spin.
 
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