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The picture on my LCD 52" 650 series TV makes everyone look short

People don't look natural - they look squatty and fat. How can I fix this?

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There is an aspect ratio setting in your menu options. You will have to change the aspect ratio so you get a normal screen.
This will most likely fix your problem.
If by slight chance it doesn't, you will have to remove the back of the tv and find the manuyal adjustments for it.
All newer Tv's have the aspect ratio/picture change setting.

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