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Prob. with aspect ratio

The aspect ratio on my JVC is off (any full screen dvd is stretched and cut off on top). I think the aspect ratio is on 16:9 and not 4:3 (the tv is a 4:3 screen) anyone know how to fix this? can you use the remote to fix? the TV was dropped, could that be the problem?

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Re: prob. with aspect ratio

The key word here is dropped,was the unit ok before? how hard was it dropped? if the tv is only a 4:3 screen then it can not give you a 16:9 AR unless the dvd can change that, it probably has the main circuit board broken somewhere and it needs professional help.Let's hope is not major damage.

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