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Picture sometimes goes to zoom mode when changing satellite channels

I like watching my sony lcd tv in wide zoom mode. tv will be one year old in december. I started having problems about two months ago with the picture going to zoom mode when changing channels with direct tv satellite dish remote. I need to find out what the problem is.




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Re: picture sometimes goes to zoom mode when changing...

I'm assuming that you are using Sky ,because I've come across a few similar problems lately involving Sky(a software glich I think)
Go into the Sky set up menu (the services button on the remote)Press option 4 then 1 this should get you into picture settings.Check that this is set to 16:9 as it should be for your set.
Here comes the silly part ,change the settings to 4:3 L and save the settings exit the menu and then re enter it .Now change the settings back to 16:9 and save it and exit.
This should solve your problem

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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Re: picture sometimes goes to zoom mode when changing...

TV should still be in warraty, if this needs to be fixed, you should be able to get it repaired/replaced for free from the manufacturer

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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