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Black Bars On TV

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by c2k, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. c2k

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    On my 28inch toshiba, the black bars at the top and bottom come into the screen about 4 inchs each. So now my tv screen is so small, like a 21inch widescreen equiavalent. Any remdies to fix this problem?? Any ideas why it does this????
     
  2. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    Is it a widescreen tv? You must give a detailed question first. If yes, it is normal. Depends on what ratio the programmes are broadcasting at, the bars may come and go, or change size.

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  3. c2k

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    It's a 4:3 television. It's pretty old! It the tv broken because the black bars are bigger than normal. About 3 inchs in on each bar!
     
  4. Stuart Wright

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    What do you mean, bigger than normal? What do you consider normal?<br />What source material are you using?<br />As doubledoom says, do the maths.

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  5. Doubledoom

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    As Rai says, you don't give enough information.

    Your television ratio is either 4:3 or 16:9. Broadcast material or recordings can be all sorts of aspect ratios, such as 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.66:1 and so on.

    You do the maths and you will realise why there are black bars
     
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    c2k

    You do realise that broadcasters are putting a lot of material out in widescreen.

    Regardless of whether you are watching analog or digital, some programmes (not all) will result in black borders on a 4:3 TV. Channel 4 do this a lot.

    Usually you should only see very small black borders
     

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