- Mar 9, 2001
I live in NYC and get Time Warner Cable HDTV. I recently got my 4:3 HDTV Samsung hooked up to the HDTV box and when the TV is set to 'normal' viewing mode, 4:3 displays with black bars on left & right and the picture is too narrow. If I put the TV on 'wide' mode, there are black bars on top & bottom & left & right and the picture is displayed correctly. If I go to the High Definition channel there are only black bars on the top & bottom (and is displayed correctly). How do I display normal 4:3 viewing so that it fills up the entire screen? Time Warner said there is no way to configure the cable box to output in 4:3 mode (presumably now it's outputting in widescreen). The cable box is a Scientific Atlanta HD3100. Thanks for your help.