Watching cable channels on LCD TV has always been a pain for viewers using a wide screen LCD TV. This is because other than HD channels that are broadcasted in the 16:9 format, the rest of the channels are broadcasted in the standard definition 4:3 format.Although there are many programmes that are shot in high definition, the dramas or movies shown on the channels are still downsized to 4:3 format. When it is displayed on a 16:9 LCD TV, images get stretched and distorts the image, your beautiful actress suddenly puts on more weight and has a rounder face.

Starhub introduced a wide screen option in the menu. With a change of the setting, BBC NEWS and DW-TW now displays nicely in full screen 16:9. Check out how it can be done with the HD video enclosed within the review.