Incorrect Aspect Ratio on Every Channel With New LG TV
This frustrated me for months but I finally solved the problem.
We have basic internet package, which comes with basic local channels only (Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, and local PBS)
Coax from wall to Xfinity
HDMI from Xfinity box to TV
16:9 Aspect Ratio
Wrong / incorrect aspect ratio on every channel. Can't see edges of broadcast on TV channels. But if we watch Apple TV, or any app on our LG such as Prime or Netflix, the aspect ratio is correct and everything looks great. This is what led us to believe the problem is with our Comcast Xfinity box.
We only get regular channels, which on our box are ...
- 2 (Spanish)
- 3 (ABC)
- 4 (NBC)
- 5 (CW)
- 6 (FOX)
- 7 (CBS)
- a few other miscellaneous channels
The problem is we didn't realize these channels are broadcast in HD under different channel numbers.
- 702 (Spanish HD)
- 703 (ABC HD)
- 704 (NBC HD)
- 705 (CW HD)
- 706 (FOX HD)
- 707 (CBS HD)
We switched over to these and the broadcast is in HD and aspect ratio is correct. All this time we've been watching the non-HD versions of these channels. Hope this helps anyone else with this same problem. I see it reported on a lot of forums.
tags: Xfinity, Comcast, LG, TV, HD, HDMI, coaxial, high definition, aspect ratio, problem, incorrect, wrong