Question about Panasonic TH-42PWD8UK 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television
Recently, I noticed that I can not change the aspect ratio on the television anymore. I was already aware when I bought the TV that you could not change the aspect ratio when watching a high-def source, which was fine with me. However, even when watching a non High Def source, I can not stretch the picture, etc, as you should be able to. When the Aspect Ration button on the remote is pressed, it says "Full." However, the picture on the TV does not appear as "full" as described in the manual. Instead, it appears as "Normal" (cut off sides). When the Aspect Ratio butotn is pressed, nothing changes. This is when I am looking at a signal from my cable box, which is assigned to Input 3 (component/RGB inputs). On the other hand, I when I switch over to the DVD player on input 2, I can change aspect ratio just fine. One of the notes in the manual states: For a 1125 (1080)/60i, 50i, 24p, 30p, 24sF, 1250 (1080) / 50i, 750 (720) / 60p, 50p signal input, the mode is set to "Full" mode and switching is not possible. I have no idea what this means exactly, but is describes my problem, namely that I am only getting a "Full" aspect ratio (even though it looks "normal."). Is this possibly the issue? I assume this means that the signal input from the cable box is causing the issue? I've tried everything I can think of, including setting back to "Shipping" mode, normalizing during Picture adjustments, changing the component/RGB In select, with no results. Please help, I'm tired of not being able to use my full screen. Thanks much. Chip
Watch out for the old large black cable boxes. These are made for component and HDMI hookups. The normal yellow white and red hookups ( composite ) will not work right. You will need an HDMI cable box.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
I have a panasonic th-42pwd8bk tv i have it working through my sky box, but it only works in black & white no colour. it works in colour on my pc what am i doing wrong. i have no user manual
Posted on Apr 22, 2007
Normally, when I see this problem in the customer's home, I find the main culprit to be the cable box. The remote for the cable box may have a button on it to change the format or picture size. You may have to go into the menu of the cable box to change the format setting. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 22, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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