HD TV not displaying full screen - HELP

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Maybe somebody can explain to me it this is the way it is suppose to work or
not!
I am new to HDTV but I have a Sony KV-36XBR450 TV that will display 1080i.
This set has a 4 x 3 aspect ratio
I recently received a model 811 HD receiver from the dish network. This
receiver, in addition to receiving HD from the satellite, will also receive
HD off the air. When I have the Dish receiver set to output 1080I the HD is
beautiful. It is displayed in a 16:9 format and if the stations are
transmitting in this display the screen on the TV is filled full width. Of
course the height is less than full screen because of the 16:9. If the
stations are broadcasting a less that full width HD picture the picture is
black all around the edges on all four sides. I believe that this is normal
as the I think that the transmitting format is always 16:9 even if the
picture isn't? However, I thought that when I tune the dish receiver to a
none HD (normal) channel on either the satellite or off the air that the TV
would display for screen 4:3 - - It doesn't. It still has black all around
the picture unless I go back into the dish receiver setup and change the
resolution to 480i. The setup menu has a 16:9 and a 4:3 choice but it
really doesn't make any difference except to distort the picture
horizontally. This is really a pain in the butt. What's the deal. Doesn't
the dish receiver change back to normal 480i or isn't the TV smart enough to
see the change? How can I get the TV to display full screen on regular
(none HD) broadcast? Dish network is pointing the finger at Sony and Sony
is pointing the finger at Dish. If I have to put up this using all these
remotes I'm going back to watching 480i.

Any help out there?

Tom
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    "Tom" <tkutz@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > Any help out there?
    >
    > Tom
    >
    ============================
    Yes.

    Get a proper 16:9 HD set.
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    "Tom" <tkutz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:e5Wld.32873$V41.18398@attbi_s52...
    > Maybe somebody can explain to me it this is the way it is suppose to work
    > or
    > not!
    > I am new to HDTV but I have a Sony KV-36XBR450 TV that will display 1080i.
    > This set has a 4 x 3 aspect ratio
    > I recently received a model 811 HD receiver from the dish network. This
    > receiver, in addition to receiving HD from the satellite, will also
    > receive
    > HD off the air. When I have the Dish receiver set to output 1080I the HD
    > is
    > beautiful. It is displayed in a 16:9 format and if the stations are
    > transmitting in this display the screen on the TV is filled full width.
    > Of
    > course the height is less than full screen because of the 16:9. If the
    > stations are broadcasting a less that full width HD picture the picture is
    > black all around the edges on all four sides. I believe that this is
    > normal
    > as the I think that the transmitting format is always 16:9 even if the
    > picture isn't? However, I thought that when I tune the dish receiver to a
    > none HD (normal) channel on either the satellite or off the air that the
    > TV
    > would display for screen 4:3 - - It doesn't. It still has black all
    > around
    > the picture unless I go back into the dish receiver setup and change the
    > resolution to 480i. The setup menu has a 16:9 and a 4:3 choice but it
    > really doesn't make any difference except to distort the picture
    > horizontally. This is really a pain in the butt. What's the deal.
    > Doesn't
    > the dish receiver change back to normal 480i or isn't the TV smart enough
    > to
    > see the change? How can I get the TV to display full screen on regular
    > (none HD) broadcast? Dish network is pointing the finger at Sony and
    > Sony
    > is pointing the finger at Dish. If I have to put up this using all these
    > remotes I'm going back to watching 480i.
    >
    > Any help out there?
    >
    > Tom

    Have you tried pressing the page up/down button on the 811 remote?
    This changes the different modes on my Sony HDTV.

    Jim


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    post-age@spamcop.net (Richard C.) wrote in
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    > "Tom" <tkutz@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> Any help out there?
    >>
    >> Tom
    >>
    >============================
    > Yes.
    >
    > Get a proper 16:9 HD set.

    Why would a "proper" 16:9 HD set help him when watching "normal" 4:3
    SD video?

    --
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    Yup - all it does is change the stretch and zoom. The space on the TV
    screen is always the same. Sony tells me that that's the way it is

    Tom


    "Jim Waggener" <jimw@nospam.visi.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Tom" <tkutz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:e5Wld.32873$V41.18398@attbi_s52...
    > > Maybe somebody can explain to me it this is the way it is suppose to
    work
    > > or
    > > not!
    > > I am new to HDTV but I have a Sony KV-36XBR450 TV that will display
    1080i.
    > > This set has a 4 x 3 aspect ratio
    > > I recently received a model 811 HD receiver from the dish network. This
    > > receiver, in addition to receiving HD from the satellite, will also
    > > receive
    > > HD off the air. When I have the Dish receiver set to output 1080I the
    HD
    > > is
    > > beautiful. It is displayed in a 16:9 format and if the stations are
    > > transmitting in this display the screen on the TV is filled full width.
    > > Of
    > > course the height is less than full screen because of the 16:9. If the
    > > stations are broadcasting a less that full width HD picture the picture
    is
    > > black all around the edges on all four sides. I believe that this is
    > > normal
    > > as the I think that the transmitting format is always 16:9 even if the
    > > picture isn't? However, I thought that when I tune the dish receiver to
    a
    > > none HD (normal) channel on either the satellite or off the air that the
    > > TV
    > > would display for screen 4:3 - - It doesn't. It still has black all
    > > around
    > > the picture unless I go back into the dish receiver setup and change the
    > > resolution to 480i. The setup menu has a 16:9 and a 4:3 choice but it
    > > really doesn't make any difference except to distort the picture
    > > horizontally. This is really a pain in the butt. What's the deal.
    > > Doesn't
    > > the dish receiver change back to normal 480i or isn't the TV smart
    enough
    > > to
    > > see the change? How can I get the TV to display full screen on regular
    > > (none HD) broadcast? Dish network is pointing the finger at Sony and
    > > Sony
    > > is pointing the finger at Dish. If I have to put up this using all
    these
    > > remotes I'm going back to watching 480i.
    > >
    > > Any help out there?
    > >
    > > Tom
    >
    > Have you tried pressing the page up/down button on the 811 remote?
    > This changes the different modes on my Sony HDTV.
    >
    > Jim
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
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    >> "Tom" <tkutz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:e5Wld.32873$V41.18398@attbi_s52...
    >>>
    >>> Any help out there?
    >>>
    >>> Tom
    >>>
    >>============================
    >> Yes.
    >>
    >> Get a proper 16:9 HD set.
    >
    > Why would a "proper" 16:9 HD set help him when watching "normal" 4:3
    > SD video?
    >
    ============================================
    It would solve his problem.
    That problem is caused by a "comprimised" HD set in the antiquated 4:3
    ratio.
    On a 16:9 set, 4:3 material will not be windowboxed........it will merely be
    pillar boxed.
    On a 16:9 set, the highest quality material (HD) will be the largest
    picture.
    ========================================
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