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How do I remove a black bar on the right side of my screen?

I tried the format button but do not have H-Fill as an option which I believe will solve it.

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  • gatto_joe Jan 11, 2009

    It is a Panasonic TH-42PX80U. I am having Satellite TV installed in a few days and I am hoping this resolves the problem. Today I have a limited signal (plan) from my cable provider and it is an analog signal. The new connection will be true HD into a HD DVR and then into my TV. Right now it is literally just a cable out of wall going directly into my set. Problem is black bar (4.5" wide) on the right side of screen. During some broadcasts, I have bars on upper and lower (horizontal) as well. Thanks for your help!


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What kind of tv is it, and what is the model number?

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  • Fred Haines Jan 11, 2009

    if the black bar is only on some of the chanels then it cant be a problem with the tv, the tv cant just take a couple of chanels and mess them up, it has to be the way the station is sending the signal out

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