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Picture format changing

We have had this tv for 2-3 years now with constant issues. Bad buy but we're stuck with it now. The current problem is the picture changing formats apparently randomly from 16:9 to cinerama to 4:3 and back again. I can't connect it to anything we are doing...it seems to be a short someplace that makes it jump like this. Any ideas?

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  • pbethel7990 Feb 24, 2008

    actually it was something in the menu called "curtains" which, when I unchecked it, seems to have solved the problem...at least one of them. The mirrors still seem to get "out of whack" once in a while, but a simple unplugging for about 10 minutes and then a restart seems to fix it. Thank you for your idea.

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I think that that tv is equipped with an "autotformat" feature there should a setting in the menu to change that option. check owners manual.

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