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Image size too big

The image size is too big and I'm loosing parts of the screen at the top, bottom and sides. Changing the screen display on the remote does work, but the image size is still too large.

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  • pwesthorpe Sep 08, 2009

    It is not in zoom mode, it is in standard wide. I have also set it to automatic and have the same issue. I have seen other postings from others with the same issue. Is there no other resolution?




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Are you using the "zoom" button on the remote? also is the Aspect ratio set right, u will have wide screen settings and full screen settings, make sure these are set correctly, esp the zoom setting. u don't say when this problem happens, all the time on boradcast/cable TV, DVD player? DVD playere also has zoom control that will oversize the image..

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Hi,
Is the TV HD ready or 16:9 compatible? If so, there are settings in the user's menu to adjust the aspect ratio of the set. Usually giving selections for auto format, 4:3, 16:9 cinema, or wide, stretch, and so on. If it offers automatic aspect, that's the way to go. Sounds like it's in the "zoom" mode (if it's a 16:9 capable set). If it's not, there is likely some adjustments needed by a technician. The service menu will need to be accessed. I do not suggest the customer try to use the service menu, since there are several alignment settings that can really screw things up if maladjusted.
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