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Panasonic PT-53WX53G screen got larger, corners are warped

I have one of these TV's, and just all of a sudden the screen (picture) got larger and the corners are all warped. You can't see the ticker on CNN for example. I have tried to adjust the size, i.e. FULL, ZOOM, JUST and it stays HUGE. I tried to re-converge, that doesn't help. We have only had it 3 years!!!

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