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Posted on January 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Bright House needs to reverse one of the HD viewing modes

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Bright House HD cable boxes have a button that toggles three viewing modes. Normal, zoom, and stretch.

Zoom mode is helpful when a station broadcasting 4:3 shows widescreen content in letterboxed format. I can zoom it to fill my 16:9 screen.

Stretch mode, however, is stupid. Its purpose would be to make widescreen content squeezed into a 4:3 broadcast fill a 16:9 screen. But I’ve never once seen this happen. What I have frequently seen is the opposite: 4:3 content stretched to fill a 16:9 screen.

Dear Bright House, please convert your useless stretch viewing mode to a more helpful squeeze viewing mode.

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