Question about Westinghouse LTV-32w4 32.02 in. LCD HDTV

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The size of the picture is too big for the screen, cutting off the heads of anyone tall.

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  • healingfaun Jan 08, 2009

    Thank-you lone99star but I have changed everything back to factory settings but seems to be the same problem. There is standard,fill, and overscan for changing the pic size but even on standard the pic is to big for the screen.

  • healingfaun Jan 08, 2009

    other devices work just fine picture fits normally and we can see the whole person.LOL I play xbox 360 games and all is well.
    I really appreciate all you are trying to do for me and I thank-you so much for caring.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    The Picture is too big for the screen. I have changed everything that I could but the picture never seems to fit the screen.

  • healingfaun Jan 08, 2009

    Hi lonestar,
    I was just thinking as I was logging on to the computer that maybe the xbox 360 is making the pic to big for the screen. My son just unhooked the xbox but that didn't help. Still have heads cut off. Geez I take pictures that way.LOL

  • healingfaun Jan 09, 2009

    Thank-you again, now I know what you mean about the aspect ratio. I went to the sight and now I have the phone number of the repair service so I can find out what has happened to the size of the picture. I have changed the aspect ratio and it is at 4.3 but still too big for screen. I am grateful for all the help you have given me and after I call the repair center I will let you know how things turned out.


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You need to change the aspect ratio. From the menu try the different aspect options. Sounds as if it is set to zoom
Let me know what you find.

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  • Jason Morris Jan 08, 2009

    Is it the same with other video sources?
    Can you chane the input to a dvd player or game console and see if it is dfferent.

  • Jason Morris Jan 08, 2009

    It looks like your tv is having a problem scaling 480i, your dvd is putting out a 480p and the xbox anywhere from 480i to 1080i.
    What is the signal you are having problems with? cable, satilite, antenna?

  • Jason Morris Jan 09, 2009

    What is the signal you are having the problem with?
    see previous comment.
    We need to figure out how if possible to set the aspect ratio to 4.3.
    The Westinghouse site has some information that may be helpful.
    This is a link to a Aspect Ratio Guide


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