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The picture on my tv is too big

I have a vw42 l flat screen vizio t.v. we have had it for several months. recently the picture on it is too big for the screen. so i cant see any of the writing on the bottom of the screen. like for instance, when who want to be a millionaire is on, i can only see the first 2 answers and not the bottom ones. can you please help me as it is driving me nuts and i cant find my owners manual i have a vizio 32" screen tv. All of a sudden the picture is too large for the screen. Help!

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  • chirolou Jan 17, 2009

    My 47" Vizio has the same problem, heads are cut off at the top and graphics at the bottom...the wide/zoom option didn't help....what do I do?

  • ruth2me Jan 31, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem on my new 42 in Vizio LCD TV. Vizio doesn't know what to do and neither does my cable company. It is NOT the zoom.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks

  • cazual1984
    cazual1984 Mar 31, 2013

    wow same thing happened just out of the blue, and the comment below fixed it. It was my cable box remote, not the TV remote. Thanks

  • Scott TT
    Scott TT Jun 18, 2014

    Wow! Vizio 32" with same issue.

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The other poster was right, there is a zoom button on my CABLE REMOTE and once I pressed that my problem was solved. It's funny none of the techs knew that, at either Vizio or Comcast.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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    sf24 Aug 07, 2012

    Thank you! That was it, the cable remote zoom, which I didn't know existed!

  • cggunny_coch
    cggunny_coch Jan 22, 2013

    My 3 yo Grandson was dinkin with the remote and pressed the zoom button. Thanks for this solution that I didn't know existed!

  • Leslie Einhaus
    Leslie Einhaus Jan 24, 2014

    Thank you! Thank you! I've been looking for a solution and Could NOT find one!

  • Rhonda Fridge Mar 28, 2014

    didn't work for mine :-(

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Same thing happened to me. In my case I found the cable remote had a zoom (or aspect) function that had been pushed.

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    angie Apr 29, 2014

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! dpjatjol, you put the key word (aspect). I would have NEVER found out the solution to my screen problem and because of you it has been fixed..thank you..thank you.

  • Rob Antoff
    Rob Antoff Feb 08, 2016

    The aspect button is what fixed it on my 70" Vizio. Thank you for taking the time to share!

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Ah - THANK YOU. I was watching the AFC Championship game and the picture was way too big on all channels. I unplugged, reset factory defaults, you name it - and nothing worked. UNTIL I saw the entry above about an HD Zoom function on the CABLE remote. Turns out I have that, too, and my cat likely stepped on it. Pushing it returned order and sanity to my TV world!!

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It sounds like you have the zoom on. try pressing the 'wide' button on your remote to switch to a different mode.

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I found the solution on my Dish Network remote. Went to MENU, SETTINGS, then SCREEN ADJUSTMENTS. Under the HDTV button I changed the Aspect Ratio. I can see the stats for the World Series noe.

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My remote for Dish TV doesn't have a Zoom button, but there is one called Format. We were unable to see scores in the top left of some games and the scrolling news at the bottom on others. I pushed that button a few times and it fixed my problem. This was a recent issue with me, so I must have accidentally hit it when trying to change a channel by number entry. YAY!

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OMG it was the cable remote.......very frustrating.

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I have spent a week messing with the controls on my tv trying to make the picture fit. My problem was not the tv, it was the DVR ASPECT button. Thank you sooooo much. Now I can see the scores on the football games today.

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Aspect button on our Suddenlink remote. Excellent solution. Thanks.

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SOURCE: the picture on my tv is too big

Take the remote for the TV...not the cable.
They usually have a RESET button.  Go through setting the TV back to factory settings.  This usually corrects this problem.
It did for us today!  john

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