Question about Samsung TXF2899 28" TV

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Picture bigger than screen

Picture appears to be "zoomed" in on all 4 sides. There is no zoom button, though this model does offer what is known as "extra view," which squeezes more picture (about an inch) into view, hence the 28" width. Kind of a "zoom out" feature, if you will. A couple of months ago the picture began suddenly popping into a zoom-like condition. Turning it off and on again quickly often corrected it, but this no longer works. This occurs regardless of input (cable, dvd, etc.) Thanks for any advice.

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  • Boston Sam Nov 09, 2007

    I guess my question is: would this be an expensive repair job? I love the TV, and have only had it about 5 years. A new, bigger screen, CRT HDTV now costs under $500...



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This can be caused not enough high voltage going to the picture tube. If the picture seems to get larger and smaller depending on the brightness of the scene on the screen that is probably what it is. IF that is the problem, there isn't much a normal consumer can do.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

  • Chris Cooper
    Chris Cooper Nov 09, 2007

    Analog broadcasts are stopping Feb. 2009 so getting a new digital ready TV would be prudent.



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