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20 Chapter 1 Connections and Setup
What To Expect
• Remember: Look for an A at the top of the screen to see if you're watching an analog
Analog video is sent in a 4/3 format, or your TV/DVD can display these channels in a16/9
format by pressing the FORMAT buttons to view the different formats available. Go to page
37 for more explanation of screen formats.
• Remember: Look for a D at the top of the screen to see if you're watching a digital channel.
Most digital video is sent in a 16/9 format which does fill your screen, but it is sometimes sent
in 4/3 which does not fill your screen. It depends on how the station or source device is
formatting the video. If there are bars on-screen, press the FORMAT button to try a
different format. This may eliminate the bars. Some bars can't be removed because of
the way the format is sent by the broadcaster. Go to page 37 for more explanation of screen
• Digital channels can have both primary channels (like the analog channel number) and
sub-channels. To tune to a digital channel with a sub-channel, such as 10.1, enter the
primary channel number (10), then press the right arrow button. Enter the sub-channel
number (1) and press OK.
• Depending upon the type of signals you have connected to your HDTV, you might notice
that the channels change slower than you’re used to. This is perfectly normal. Digital cable
channels sometimes take longer to tune.