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Problems viewing Fox football on standard TV

I live in the metro ATL area, and have a standard definition DISH Network receiver and standard TV (which has worked fine in seasons past).  Fox has apparently changed its football broadcast protocol for 2010.  The Fox football announcers say that from now on, people should see black bars at the top & bottom of a SDTV setup, if I understand correctly.

Instead, I have no black bars (fullscreen), and the left & right sides of the image are cropped.  Consequently, I'm missing little things like, oh, ONE TEAM'S SCORE at the far left of the screen!

I don't know if this is an issue with 1) the ATL Fox affiliate, 2) DISH Network, or 3) where I finally have to get with the 21st Century and get myself a HDTV setup.

I can't seem to find any authoritative, final word on the Internet.  Before I start making calls to Fox ATL and DISH Network (and get possibly slanted or inaccurate info), I would appreciate any enlightenment that my fellow Falcoholics might be able to offer.

There must be plenty of other people out there with the same problem I have!  Your learned thoughts will edumacate not only me, but many of your fellow Falcons fans as well.  Thanks, and here's to good Falcons viewing in 2010.  Cheers!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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