Do HD boxes only show in widescreen format??

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  1. philip birdi

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    because thats what mine shows in i try changing the format on the HD box menu to 4.3 but it makes no difference is this the same with everyone else?also when i view some different channels the picture shows in a square with big black borders on each side of the screen why is it like this??i have the sony bravia 40" v series lcd.thanks.
     
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    You have your Sky box set to output 1080i.
    Go into the services menu and then to picture settings. Here you will find an option to set the box to auto. Follow the onscreen instuctions exactly when you do this.
    Unfortunately most screens do not allow you to change the pic size settings when the box is set to 1080i and yours seems to be one of them.
     
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    If your box is outputting 720p or 1080 then yes, by definition a HD video signal (1280x720 or 1920x1080) is a widescreen format signal.
     
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    Thanks for your replies
     
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    Although some TVs (eg Toshiba) still allow you to swtich between 4:3 and 16:9 even with a HD signal.
     

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