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Stretched picture I've got an older tv (not HD). When I first turn on the tv the picture is very stretched out. It takes 20-30 minutes for the picture to look almost normal again. It never completely gets back to normal. Any suggestions

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Something in the verticle circuit. What model do you have?

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Hd channels need to adjust stretch and normal view


That usually is an adjustment made on whatever source you have hooked to the tv. Some tv models will minuliplate the picture but not all.

Feb 04, 2014 | LG 47LG70 42 in. LCD TV

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Upgraded to Hd and tv started messing up. Double images for first 10 minutes and sometimes tv picture goes off and lines up and down.


Your HDTV is capable of up to 1080P resolution. SDTV (standard def) signals are 480i; EDTV (enhanced def) is 480P; HDTV are 720P, (there is no 720i) 1080i and 1080P. Generally, those modes ending in "P" look better than those ending in "i". 1080i is the highest possible for broadcast TV, but BluRay disks and Directv have 1080P display capabilities.

The double picture you're describing sounds like the TV is set to display only standard or enhanced def signals while the Dish Network box is supplying it with HD signals. You should locate the control for the TV's resolution and make sure it is set to "1080P" and then set the output of your Dish Network set top box to the highest output it offers. Do the same for your BluRay player and any other devices, too.

Once set correctly, you should have a great picture once again. I hope this helps & good luck!

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Samsung le40f71bx picture flickers on and off with hd source


I've had similar for a long time, now the picture only lasts a few minutes or seconds. Have to turn the TV off, wait 5 minutes, turn it back on. That's with Sky HD. Used to be the same with SCART but I don't use that any more, and I get it with the Wii on Component. However HD DVD and Blu Ray players are no problem!

See my post here - http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1622157-samsung-f71-flashing-pattern-fault.html

Way out of warranty but really just need some repair expert to tell me what needs fixing. Taking the cover off there are very few components and look easy to replace, and seen some on ebay. A fix from Samsung would be vastly in excess of the value of the TV.

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SHARP AQUOS 46INCH CANT GET A FULL PICTURE ONLY IF I USE ZOOM WILL THE SCREENBE FULL


Hi Anthony,

You're describing what is called letterbox and pillerbox. Letterboxing is when there are two horizontal bars - one at the top and one at the bottom of the screen with a wide picture between. Pillerbox is when there are two vertical bars - one on the left edge and one on the right edge of the screen with a tall picture between.

The settings on your TV (and on your cable box, satellite box, DVD player, etc.) tell the TV how to display a picture that will not fill the screen completely. If the program source (an older video-taped TV show, non-widescreen version DVD, etc) was not originally "shot" or saved in widescreen format, the TV offers you a choice on how to display the image. They ask if they should stretch or zoom to fill the screen (and you have to deal with the skinny / tall images or lost portions of the picture); or maintain the aspect ratio (not stretching or zooming) by leaving a part of the screen blank (grey or black) by inserting bars left and right or top and bottom of the screen.

Start out by telling the devices that send pictures in a format that matches you TV's screen ratio. I am assuming you've got a wide screen HDTV which would mean it should be set to "16 x 9" (a.k.a. 16:9) ratio display. If you have it set for 4 x 3 (a.k.a. 4:3) you should change it. Look for a setting on your TV that asks about stretching, zooming, etc. as this will be an issue when receiving picture from an off air antenna on your house when a TV station is airing an older, non-wide screen format TV show or movie.

TV signals provided by Cable TV or Satellite provider must be HDTV type signals. If you have the standard TV service (non-HD) no picture sent by them will ever fill the screen. This is because Standard Definition TV (SDTV) is not capable of those types of signals. You will have to bump up your subscription to HDTV service to get full screen pictures.

I hope this helps!

Nov 10, 2011 | Sharp Televison & Video

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Bought tv today at wal mart when commerical is on have full screen when program comes no full screen how do i fix this


You cannot. The simply answer is the commercials (being fairly new) are actually HD 1080p/i. The TV show you were watching was not and still broadcasting in 480p (not HD). This is common for older programs and networks that have not updated.

You can technically "fix" this by switch the TV view mode to Stretch, Zoom, or even possibly have the TV attempt to upscale the video to HD. All of these will result in distortion and/or picture lose (as some of it would be off screen). While missing an inch or 2 might not be a big deal, the resulting grainy picture can be very annoying.

If it is too much and you have to use the entire screen, I recommend going with the upscale option in the menu. It should be labeled like "Display all in 1080p" or ".... 720p". I would also recommend not using "smooth" as an image option because it makes everything muddy and blurry.

May 09, 2011 | Vizio Televison & Video

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Good evening, I've gone through the manual and I can't get my TV to show 100hz (always 50hz), also on some channels I cannot get the picture to fit the screen (it's 32''). Any help would be greatly...


Well, first the 100Hz issue. Your TV will display a descriptor or the signal it is receiving, not a descriptor of the picture you are watching. Your TV panel has a native resolution and frequency. In your case, that frequency is 100Hz. Everything, like it or not, must be converted to 100Hz for the TV to work. In your manual, you are simply adjusting setting which smooth the picture and make it flow better than it would at 50Hz. This feature is slight of hand and is probably working just fine. As for the picture fitting the screen; HD programs fill the screen of HD channels.... SD (Standard Definition) programs use black bars on each side when on HD channels. You can use any available wide or picture size feature your TV may have to stretch the picture. You may be unable to stretch the picture, due to restrictions (some TVs will not resize HD formats).

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Picture stretched on samsung ws32z409t tv


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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