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42lb5d settings I can't seem to find a way to get into the 'Settings' in the picture menu. I can't adjust my screen size and/or resolution. I've tried running my connections through the component and AV ports and both give me the same results.

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    Just got mine. I've got the same problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    picture too large for tv screen. zoom will not work

  • rhsjun559 Jan 29, 2009

    screen is black but when i press menu it pops up and i notice that the video was not centered it was more like leaning towards the bottom right and in the picture settings i couldn't hightlight "screen" it's gray.

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MENU .. KEEP MOVING TO RIGHT >

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