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Having a problem with full screen picture in normal mode HDTV stations some come full screen some don't. Is it a satelite problem or T.V.????Help

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You need to check the resolution settings on your cable box

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The text along the sides of the tv screen are not completely in view

you need to change the 'zoom' on the tv by the remote.
Normal mode frames the 4:3 video to the 16:9 picture area by displaying it in its original aspect ratio, with vertical gray or black bars on both sides of the screen. The disadvantage of this method is the fact that the image is small by virtue of not using the entire width of the screen. This is also known as the 4:3 mode.
Full mode Full mode horizontally stretches the 4:3 video evenly across the entire width of the screen. This is the proper mode to display anamorphic video. If used for standard aspect ratio video, everything on the screen will appear wider than normal. Contrast this with anamorphic video displayed without processing on a 4:3 display, in which people on the screen will appear taller than normal. This is also known as the 16:9 mode.
Zoom mode Zoom mode evenly stretches the picture both horizontally and vertically, until the picture fills the entire width of the screen. This crops out the top and bottom of the picture. This mode is used for letterboxed and open matte video.
14:9 mode Main article: 14:9
In 14:9 mode, the picture is magnified more than in Normal mode, but less than in Zoom mode, while retaining the original aspect ratio.
Wide Zoom mode Wide Zoom mode, also called Just mode, Horizon, or Smart Stretch, progressively stretches the picture horizontally, less in the middle and more on the edges. This allows normal aspect ratio video to be displayed across the entire width of the screen, with minimal cropping, and with much less of the unpleasing visual stretching effect of Full mode.

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Can't get full picture when not on HD station

Check its screen resolution settings. 4:3 and 16:9. If it is set to 16:9, bottom and top part of the screen will cut off. The same effect will be there if it is set to 'wide' format.

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Television scrfeen will not go back to normal, seems to be stuck on either a wide setting or stretch, have tried to go through controls and fix manually but it doesnt work

Hi, Look in TV menu for settings of screen. ( aspect setting) 4:3 , wide screen mode , Normal (full), Zoom mode. You want Normal (full) mode. Good luck.

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How do i get a picture thru component 2 so i can get 1080i quality. i only get a picture thru component 1.

You would need to unplug the input cables in the TV and move them to component 2 on the back. Assuming your input is at 1080i in the first place (ie, the cable box or digital satelite signal is coming in at the proper resolution). One way to check is to connect an external DVD player to the component 1 input and see if the picture is higher quality than the signal from the Cable/Satelite. Not sure changing to component 2 is going to make a difference. Good luck and let me know what happens!

Nov 04, 2010 | Akai PDP5090 50 in. HDTV Plasma Television

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When on wide mode there the full screen is not

This is very normal not all channels are HD some programs are taped like that will not fill your screen like dvd movies are.

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Can't get full screen

I have a Vizio. If I use the HDMI input I can only get normal and zoom w/ picture buttom on the remote but get full picture on all cable supplied HD channels but not on none HD channels. However, if I switch cable input, I have the TV set up with both inputs from the converter box, I am able to have the options of normal,panoramic,wide and zoom on all non HD channels. I don;t like the black bars top and bottom of the HD channels with this imput mode so I switch back to HDMI. Maybe your TV is simmilar.

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Picture stretched on right and left edges.

I have a 32 inch Akai that does this from the built in DVD player mode I would try to get into the advanced video options on the menu I don't have a remote so I can only advise that far
hope that helped some.

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Normal picture mode make the sharper picture quality but smaller screen apparance

If the broadcast is in 4:3 (square) then either you can have the black bars on the side, or the TV can stretch the image to fill the screen.
Nothing wrong with your set. The broadcast must be in 16:9 to fil the screen.

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if you have a cable box then it is probably the resolution settings in the cable box, what type of cable box do you have

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Sony Bravia - Picture in ZOOm Mode

I corrected mine by adjusting my cable settings. It had been set to "zoom" / "wide" mode. I reset to "normal" and now channels look fine again.

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