Black lines top & bottom?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Plasmajoe, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Plasmajoe

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    I have noticed recently on different TVs in different locations, black lines top & bottom of the screen, both on normal house aerial and portable TV aerial, also my plasma TV picture reducing to a small picture surrounded by a thick black boarder on a couple of occassions, also struggling at times to find a signal when first switched on. At first i thought it might be voltage drop on the mains supply, but i checked this and the voltage reading was 236v (plenty). I have read about HD signal and TV settings but could do with some simple reasons in plain language if possible.

    Hope the above makes sense to someone?
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    Most terrestrial analogue transmissions are in 14:9, to cater for non-widescreen viewers, so when displayed on a 16:9 TV you will see black lines top and bottom. It's a compromise to attempt to satisfy both camps.
     
  3. Plasmajoe

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    Thanks for the info,your time and interest.
     

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