I know it's 2016, but our 14 years old "World is round, why not your tv too" type CRT tv was finally upgraded to a Sony Bravia yesterday. After using it for one day, I'm here to ask the current HDTV owners of BG one thing.........how do you guys watch cable TV channels in this thing? First of all, the picture is blurry. Watching it from anywhere closer than 20 feet will probably give me a headache. And then there is the aspect ratio problem. My dad refuses to have black borders on the side, and I hate stretched images. So, how do I solve this? Is there any cable provider in Bangladesh that supports digital? Or at least widescreen channels?
I can see that most of the programs in BD's cable tv channels are recorded in widescreen format, with small black bars on the actual program. But the channels have their logo and other overlays set up on 4:3 format. Which means, If I choose to crop the top and bottom, the channel logo and most of the overlay texts are lost. Why can't they just broadcast in widescreen format, or at least overlay the text at widescreen format, keeping the black borders completely black so that I can crop them out?