Help: Picture is fuzzy in wide shots, fine on closeups
- Wide shots of distant things or action shots look very fuzzy, but up close things are nice and sharp. For instance, a closeup of a person cooking is fine. A wide shot of a football game is fuzzy and indistinct. Any way to fix this? This happened when I switched the Charter Spectrum cable box from my mother-in-law's old 32" non-hd lcd TV, which had a nice clear picture, to a new 50" 4k TV. I wonder if there is some setting on the cable box that is still set up for a low-res TV, and that's why distance shots look fuzzy on the big screen? Anyone know what the problem might be? Do I need to reset the box in some way, or have it do something that will make it realize it now has an HD tv connected? I did change some settings already, explained below.
- For background, when I hooked up the new 50" TV, the picture was stretched with text going off the edges and everything looked awful. I tweaked picture settings for the TV itself, but the problem remained. I realized I needed to look at settings for the cable box, and changed its video settings to the highest screen resolution (it had been set to the lowest), and selected "HD box on SDTV Aspect Ratio: Letterbox." Those changes fixed the problem of the screen being stretched and brought everything into sharper focus for close-up items, but distant shots and action shots still look awful and hard to watch.