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Distortions in sides

The center of the screen is fine but, anything that is on the sides of the screen are stretched out I my warranty just expired the day it started happening, thanks for advice in advance.

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Re: distortions in sides

Sounds like you might be in the panoramic display mode... check your remote for a button labelled "WIDE" - it's on the left side just below the "GUIDE" button. Hitting WIDE will cycle through the various viewing modes (normal, zoom and panoramic).

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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