We just got a new tv. It is a flat screen and I guess it is an hdtv. We have cable. So as many know, there are these long black bars on top and bottom of the picture. This makes the picture even more long and narrow and shorter than it already is- which already is too long and narrow for how I am used to old tv being, and for what my brain finds relaxing.
I tried to understand the reasons but it is a bit confusing! The commercials and some chanels are all of the screen, but most of the chanels are with these balck bars.
I don't really need to fully understand the why's of it, but I would like to know if there is a way to have cable tv and watch it in the more regular, older shape normal to me tv that IW as used to and prefer.
Is the simple solution to buy an older non hdtv television? I am fine with doing that- if it gives me a more square and less horizontal picture, and it it removes the black bars. But does it?