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VIZIO GV4VL cuts off the bottom of screen

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On the tv's remote you have a button which says one of a couple things. 1) pic size 2) ratio 3) zoom 4) aspect. using that button push it a couple of times until you get to either 16x9 or full depending on the brand of tv you have

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