I don't have HD cable, first of all. I have a DVD recorder that lets me choose my TV aspect ratio - 4:3 letterbox, 4:3 pan & scan, and 16:9 wide. When I set my ratio to widescreen 16:9 on my HDTV, of course it stretches the image to fill it, so things are wider and shorter than they're supposed to be (unless I change my tv to show it as 4:3 and have it only use part of the tv). BUT if I set my recorder to 16:9 ratio, then would it record it right for my tv? Or is non-HD cable service just broadcast in 4:3 ratio?
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