KFMB CBS 8 PICTURE FORMAT CHANGE FOR VIEWING ON NON-HD CABLE CHANNELS STARTING THURSDAY, 6/20/13
If you watch CBS 8 on an analog television or on the standard definition channels on your cable system, you will see a new look starting Thursday, June 20th.
CBS 8 currently appears on analog televisions on Time Warner and Cox Cable in a 4:3 "center cut" format. Our High Definition (HD) signal appears in the wide-screen 16:9 format.
The current 4:3 center cut picture looks like this:
Starting June 20th the picture will be in a "letterbox" format and you will enjoy the full picture our HD viewers' experience. You may be familiar with this format from watching DVD movies or other wide screen programs.
In the NEW letterbox format the picture will look like this:
(NOTE: Many TV's come with a manual override for picture format that can be adjusted for optimal viewing)