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Shady bar I have a 1" shaded bar from top to bottom on the left side of the screen (only visible when viewing widescreen. The picture is visible under the shaded region. Is there an auto alignment available?

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Re: Shady bar

No auto alignment i think it's the lamp engine. or grey scale aligment

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