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Tv picture needs adjusting

Images on picture appear too wide - ie looks as if item on screen has been "flattened" at bit, how do we adjust? Nothing on menu for this.

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  • dmarshall Jan 31, 2008

    this is a brand new tv i will try again to reach viewsonic and talk to them we are thinking about returning this and getting another brand name. view sonic yesterday had a 30-60 minute wait

    for tech support????? will try them once more and see if I can get through. I am not attempting to mess with this and void

    warranty thanks for your suggestions

  • zedrein May 30, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. The images output from my Nintendo Wii are hidden behind the black borders around the screen. Someone tell me how to get to the service menu please!

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Buy a new tv!

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Majority of problems in tv sets is not a simple adjustment but insted a componet failure of some sort. So getting in to the service menu or adjusting pots on the main board usaly gives you two problems to repair

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it has to do with the fact that currently there are both classic style format 4:3 signal sources as well as new HD 16:9 signal sources and on top of that it may happen that a 4:3 signal source is distributing adjusted image from a 16:9 or other signal source. Think cinema adjusted to run on classic TV - remember the vertical strip of image with two huge black areas below and above it?

Well the ZOOM or PICTURE FORMAT allows to adjust such an image so that you cut the "void" are by scalling (enlarging) the visible area to fit the whole screen.

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That's what you're seeing.

More and more TVs do not have the ability to adjust that through the TV itself. Don't ask me why, but they can only do it through the remote.

So if you have an original remote there MUST be a button there that's called ZOOM or FORMAT.

It does the trick.

Hope this helps. If it does do not forget to rate it.

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Found some relevant info on how to adjust your video settings... You might want to give it a try!

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4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and
Color Temperature.
4.12.1 Auto Adjust
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Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE ADJUST
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4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
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4.12.4 Vertical Shift
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