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Black end "stripes" on non-HD images on LN-2341W

2 questions regarding this: 1.) Is there any way to zoom or expand the picture on the 2341? Whenever I try to display a non-HD signal, I get the 2 black stripes on either side of the picture. The TV itself does not seem to have a format adjustment setting that I can find. 2.) On an LCD TV, will I get burn in from the black stripes, or does it have to be an actual image (words, logos, etc.) to get burn-in? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

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Re: Black end "stripes" on non-HD images on LN-2341W

Arte you using a cable provider? if so you should be able to adjust it to a wide screen or stretch, most cable providers are supposed to apply the settings when installing the box, so that the screen will auto fit your set, otherwise you will get image retention

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