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The picture size exceeds the screen limits by about 10% cutting off top and bottom information along with some side edge data. This began about four days ago. What menu or adjustment can I use to correct this?

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  • olszewsk Jun 09, 2010

    Yes, it saved me time looking for self-fixes that do not exist. I will contact my vendor for service.



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Adjust screen format/ zoom settings to get best fit picture.
These settings are in TV Menu.
Let me know tv model number, if you have additional question.

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  • olszewsk Jun 07, 2010

    I have a Panasonic TC-P42U1. The screen "overflow" began only about a week or so ago. Adjusting the format and size in the standard menu controls does little to alleviate the problem, which cuts off such things as the bottom-screen "ticker" fount on most news and sports channels. I am trying for a self-help solution before calling in Best Buy on my extended warranty contract. I have also consulted Panasonic's customer support on the same day I posted my original problem statement. They, however, have not yet acknowledged my inquiry.

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    Shahid Electronics Jun 07, 2010

    It sounds some thing wrong with service menu data that presenting over sized picture. Visual check by tech person is needed to adjust parameters of picture size in service menu. Please call best Buy for extended warranty cover to fix the issue as it is not user level fix.



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