TV FAQs

How can I optimize my Standard or High Definition video?


HDTV provides an extremely high resolution picture with digitally enhanced sound, all presented in widescreen format. You will need to program your Set-Top Box to the capabilities of your HDTV using the on-screen menu. This allows the cable box to automatically optimize both standard and high-definition video based on your HDTV and personal preferences.

For widescreen (16:9), highlight one of the following settings:

Letterbox (16:9) Widescreen programs are displayed unaltered. Black bars appear above and below the picture.
Zoom (16:9) Widescreen programs will be zoomed to fill the screen. Some of the original picture is cut off.
Stretch (16:9) Widescreen programs will be squeezed to fit the screen. The image will appear distorted.

For standard (4:3), highlight one of the following settings:

Sidebar (4:3) Standard programs will be displayed unaltered. Black bars will appear to the left and right of the picture.
Zoom (4:3) Standard programs will be zoomed to fill the screen. Some of the original picture is cut off.
Squeeze (4:3) Standard programs will be stretched to fill the screen. The image will appear distorted.