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Cannot adjust picture

People appear squat and was told to look for aspect ratio on menu...no such thing on my menu! How do I correct the problem??

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There should be a screen mode button on your remote. Full, Wide, Zoom, and Etc. Sounds like your putting a 4:3 video into your 16:9 screen. Which causes the normal "box" video to be stretched to the wide "rectangle" video. Just keep the screen mode on Full or Normal. You should have empty spaces on the sides of the video and when a HD program comes on, the sides should fill in automatically.

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