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"Normal" picture option is gone

I was watching TV in normal mode and it suddenly switched to zoom, and there is no option to go back to normal....only full/zoom/wide zoom. The option doesn't show in menus either.

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  • Susan Hutcheson Jul 14, 2008

    I have the same problem, my screen is stuck on full and will not return to normal. I have rebooted with no luck.

  • jstarr Dec 29, 2008

    same issue. can't get normal back. tried going direct hdmi from my cable box to no avail. Any other set up type suggestions?

    I have digital cable, a game system through the front, and a blue ray set up. that' all. maybe try to re configure all this???



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Have you switched inputs? Some sets when you are on component/ HDMI/DVI will only allow a couple of PIX modes, Antenna will usually allow you to use all of your modes, If you have a cable box they sometimes will also have format modes. Try switching to cable channel 3 (if you get it or have a box on that) and changing format, try a VCR or something if no cable ch 3.

Posted on Jul 06, 2007

  • les lake Jul 11, 2007

    Have you rebooted (unplugged and plugged back in) the set? Do you have a Sattelite or Cable box?



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Found some relevant info on how to adjust your video settings... You might want to give it a try!

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4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
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4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
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4.12.4 Vertical Shift
Press the button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
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4.14.1 Understanding Viewing Features
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Normal Mode
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displayed with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. Movies in 4:3 Aspect Ratio may be referred
to as pan-and-scan or full frame. These movies were originally filmed in 16:9
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width of the screen. The top and bottom are cut off to remove most of
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Panoramic Mode
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There could be a problem, but verify the settings as listed in the owner's manual as follows:

1 Press the MENU button to display the menu.
Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Picture, then press the ENTER button.
2 Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select Size, then press the ENTER button.
3 Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select the screen format you want.
Press the ENTER button.
Press the EXIT button to exit.
16:9 : Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
Zoom1 : Magnifies the size of the picture on the screen.
Zoom2 : Expands the Zoom1 format picture.
Wide Fit : Enlarges the aspect ratio of the picture to fit the entire screen.
4:3 : Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode.
Just Scan : Use this function to see the full image without any cutoff when DTV
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Press the P.SIZE button on the remote control to change the picture size.

And realize the restrictions as listed:

• In TV, VIDEO, S-VIDEO, and COMPONENT(480i, 480p) modes, all screen
modes can be selected. (16:9 ➞ Zoom1 ➞ Zoom2 ➞ 4:3)
• In COMPONENT(720p, 1080i) or HDMI(720p, 1080i) mode, 16:9, 4:3 and
Wide Fit can be selected.
• In Zoom1, Zoom2 and Wide Fit modes, you can move the picture on the
screen by pressing the ▲ or ▼ button.
•You can not change the picture size when PIP is set to Double.
•When Double ( , ) mode has been set in PIP, the Picture Size cannot
be set.
•Wide Fit can be used when watching a Digital HD (High Definition) signal.
Wide Fit sets the optimum picture format by expanding it both horizontally and
vertically. For example, you can reset the picture in 4:3 format to 16:9. Wide Fit
does not support all external devices (DVD, VCR etc.).

Keep us posted.

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Cable remote: look for format, zoom, or aspect ratio

Pressing this button should scroll you through the options.

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