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Screen is cut off top/bottom

My Westinghouse 32" hdtv is cutting off the top and bottom of the screen in standard mode. Obviously Fill and Overscreen modes are far worse. How can I reset the screen?

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I had the same problem on my 47 inch Westinghoust HDTV. It turned out to be a problem related to my satellite tv (Direct TV) remote controller. Someone inadvertently hit the "format" key and jacked it up. I set back to it's original position and get the full screen. Don't know if you have cable or satellite, but this may help someone having this problem,

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Found some relevant info on how to adjust your video settings... You might want to give it a try!

Thanks! =)

4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and
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Picture is cut off at top and bottom


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