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Adjusting screen on HD TV

When I am watching a non-HD program the screen is expanded where I can not see the score or ticker-tape that is running at the bottom of the screen. Example: when I am watching a football game in non-HD I often can't see the small box at the top of the screen that shows the score. I also can not see the scores that run in ticker-tape fashion on the bottom of the screen. However, if the game is in HD I do not have a problem seeing the box score and scores running on the bottom of the page. I have tried to play with the picture mode (cropping, zoom etc) but am not having any luck with adjustments.

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Re: Adjusting screen on HD TV

I had the same problem. My cable company told me to press the # button on my remote to change it from "zoom" to "normal" and it solved the problem.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

Re: Adjusting screen on HD TV

Normallly, if the picture size button on the remote for the television does not achieve the desired affect, then, a cable box or a satelite box is where the change needs to be made.
For example:
A Motorola Cable box needs to be set up to go to a wide screen or zoom when an analog signal is detected.
Some Dish Network boxes have Size buttons on their remotes and also in their main menu.
It's difficult to determine the repair without knowing the types of the peripherals.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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