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Wide screen the picture is cut off by the size of the display and i can't find a option to change this.

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  • margarete0 Sep 09, 2008

    it looks like it is wide screen but there is not a way to manipulate the screen.

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    Screen looks as if it is in "zoom" mode, cutting off portions of the picture.

  • hilltopchiro Dec 28, 2008

    About 3 months ago our TV went into a widescreen format and the left and right edges of the picture are now cut off - even the TV's built in channel display got the chop and we are unable to see which channel we are on. I would estimate we are losing about 5-6 inches of viewable picture, and it seemed to randomly occur one day.

    Initially we thought one of the kids we were watching messed with a setting, but it almost seems like a part of the TV went bad or something along those lines. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.



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Normallly, if the picture size button on the remote for the television does not achieve the desired affect, then, a cable box or a satelite box is where the change needs to be made.
For example:
A Motorola Cable box needs to be set up to go to a wide screen or zoom when an analog signal is detected.
Some Dish Network boxes have Size buttons on their remotes and also in their main menu.
The name of the button on the remote is called format.
It's difficult to determine the repair without knowing the types of the peripherals.
Hope this helps.

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