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Sanyo HT30744 Aspect Ratio Help

I am having problems with the picture on my Sanyo HT30744 30"Widescreen T.V.

At first the screen didn't stretch to the full widescreen withwith my X-Box 360, or my DVD player (both pluged into the Component Jacks). So I tried looking into their HD setting and playing around with them. On the X-Box 360 I set it to 720 and then to 1080i, and the screen still stayed boxed in and the widescreen settings on the 360 made the image look al smashed together.
At first the TV did strech out the image to the full screen with my Satilite and even the 360 and DVD (pluged into the S-Video and Composit Jacks). One of my friends told me that they usually have to be reset and then you would be able to fix the aspect ratio on it.
Well I reset the T.V. and now NONE of the channels or Inputs will strech to full screen.
Any Help???

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Do you still have the original remote? If so there is a button that says "Pix shape" that will change your aspect ratio for you. If you are watching something in HD it should say "full". If it is analog it will say "normal" in 4x3 format. If you want it stretch hit it till it says "zoom 1" or "zoom 2". If you don't have the original remote I am not sure how you would change it. You can find them on ebay if you need one. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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