Kevin S asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 1 decade ago

What's the differance between the setting on the High Def box between 480I standard and 480I wide screen?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    480I Standard is a SQUARE picture....for Square picture tubes....

    480I Widescreen is a RECTANGLE picture for Rectangular Screens (aka Widescreen TV)

    You select the Type of TV you have using that selection.

    And the HD Box will format the Picture to fit your TV screen......

    Source(s): 24 years servicing TV sets....also correcting that specific setting to properly display the WHOLE picture. Then answering the customer's "Why doesn't it fill the Whole TV screen ALL the time?" question with : "Not all TV shows are Square, not all TV shows are rectangle.....the Box will adjust some pictures with Black borders to SHOW THE WHOLE PICTURE"
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