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Picture stretched on samsung ws32z409t tv

Picture seems zoomed in,when playing xbox losing alot of picture at each end osd stretched aswell,cant change picture ratio as is set to widescreen 1080on xbox,please help is it worth repairing? tv picture is sretched and distorted on 16;9 but looks a bit better if i change to 4;3

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  • smuggler69 Jul 27, 2009

    theres no zoom button tried all them,thanks for reply though. read thread about service menu but cant get into it,

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Sometimes on a remote theirs a zoom button or HD zoom if you pressed that the tv will do what you describe if you press it again it will go back to normal view.

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If this does not work, please post a comment and I will help you further.




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