FIOS low def stations no longer adjust picture to fill out SD TV sets
Enthusiast - Level 3

80% of low definition stations 1-499 display with horizontal bars on top and bottom of picture.  This is due to content providers now sending HD programming over their low def channels starting Oct 2016.

Verizons 4:3, 480i and p settings need to adjust these HD broadcasts so they fill out SD TV sets.  If not, Verizon should indicate they no longer support SD TVs with optimal viewing and should either charge less or not charge for set top boxes for SD TVs.