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Hitachi 46F500, picture bigger than screen

I just got this TV from a friend and the picture from the cable shows bigger than the screen. When I play a DVD, the picture is great, but hooked up to my basic cable (no box, just wall cable connection) the images seem to be magnified. Make sense??? Please help, thanks!

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  • tashi_one Mar 06, 2009

    I just received an expert answer to this question, but I am still not able to fix the problem. The answer given was to disable the extra zoom feature to get normal picture. This makes sense, but I looked into the menu and wasn't able to find this option. How do I disable this feature??? BTW, I am using a universal remote, my friend doesn't have the original.
    Thanks!!!!

    Original Question:
    I just got this TV from a friend and the picture from the cable shows bigger than the screen. When I play a DVD, the picture is great, but hooked up to my basic cable (no box, just wall cable connection) the images seem to be magnified.


    Make sense??? Please help, thanks!

  • tashi_one Mar 06, 2009

    Again, I don't have a zoom button on my remote... What now???

    2nd post:
    I just received an expert answer to this question, but I am still not able to fix the problem. The answer given was to disable the extra zoom feature to get normal picture. This makes sense, but I looked into the menu and wasn't able to find this option. How do I disable this feature??? BTW, I am using a universal remote, my friend doesn't have the original.
    Thanks!!!!

    Original Question:
    I just got this TV from a friend and the picture from the cable shows bigger than the screen. When I play a DVD, the picture is great, but hooked up to my basic cable (no box, just wall cable connection) the images seem to be magnified.


    Make sense??? Please help, thanks!

  • tashi_one Mar 06, 2009

    Please answer...
    Again, I don't have a zoom button on my remote... What now???

    2nd post:
    I just received an expert answer to this question, but I am still not able to fix the problem. The answer given was to disable the extra zoom feature to get normal picture. This makes sense, but I looked into the menu and wasn't able to find this option. How do I disable this feature??? BTW, I am using a universal remote, my friend doesn't have the original.
    Thanks!!!!

    Original Question:
    I just got this TV from a friend and the picture from the cable shows bigger than the screen. When I play a DVD, the picture is great, but hooked up to my basic cable (no box, just wall cable connection) the images seem to be magnified.


    Make sense??? Please help, thanks!

  • tashi_one Mar 06, 2009

    k, tried to reset from menu, am not getting that option to reset. There's honestly not even an option to zoom, so I am lost in the dark here. Please, someone who actually knows THIS tv and the menu, can you give me a solution???

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Your remote is the original one that came with the TV? does it ave a button marked aspect? or one marked wide?

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The selection of different size projection is made by a button on the remote. I beleive your TV is on the wrong mode setting

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I also will need to know the model of your cable box or your carrier. In almost all cases you will want to change the "aspect ratio" on the cable box. This can be found in the menu/settings on your cable box. If you still need assistance let me know. Also please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
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I called Hitachi and the solution is in your cable remote not your tv remote. Your tv has a aspect menu as does your cable remote. Based on your cable provider you should have a settings or menu button to change the zoom or aspect of your screen.
---------------- DISPLAY FEATURES -------  Aspect Ratio----16:9. ----Horizontal Resolution -----1280 Lines--------- 3:2 Pulldown Compensation-------Yes
Widescreen Modes ------Zoom 16:9, Conventional 4:3, Zoom, 16:9, Expand

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Without the original remote .and if there is no video or view mode set up while in the menu system that will have to be manually accessed at the tv. then you will have to contact Hitachi and purchase a new remote.

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    mike loshbough Mar 06, 2009

    there is no box

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    mike loshbough Mar 07, 2009

    without remote for tv your stuck!

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You need to press the format button on your remote. that will resize it for your cable.

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Click this Link to download the user manual for your TV to find out how to Zoom in and out of the picture.

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Reset video settings from menu settings ;video

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Just adjust the screen size by poressing the zoom button to make it m\normal at present it is at zoom mode.

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The device is set to extra zoom feature.disable it to get it normal.

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Ensure that you have not setup the zoom feature.

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