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Cant see full picture w/ Vizio 32in HDTV

The picture appears to be zoomed in(wide and zoom) too much when using the HDMI input. W/ the TV input I have the option of "Normal, Wide, Panoramic, and Zoom", yet see all of the picture. This is most noticeable when watching sports with game stats.

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  • aprilgail Sep 06, 2008

    Same problem, attempted to use the solution offered, but the cable remote has no such ability- no aspect, zoom, etc. This is very annoying!

  • jcdotj190 Dec 09, 2008

    i pressed the wide button on my remote. my cable box is hd so it will not change back to normal mode. my screen loks like everything is zoom in. How can i fix this!

  • bickhamj Feb 09, 2009

    cept it is when i hook my TV up to my desktop through HDMI settings.
    Anyone know how to fix that


  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    My problem with zoom is similiar. My picture will not change from the stretch size. When zoom is presses, the selected size is shown but nothing changes

  • mjl7 Mar 08, 2009

    Vizio 32" picture is zoomed and therefore cuts off top and bottom of image...when you unzoom picture is 1/2 size but still cut off top and bottom. Because of zoom effect picture is not as sharp as if it were normal size.......no satisfaction from vizio website......HeLP

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You would look for a format button on your remote.
Dish Network: bottom left the asterisk "*" button
DirecTV: top left, second from the top labelled "format"
Cable remote: look for format, zoom, or aspect ratio

Pressing this button should scroll you through the options.

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For Cablevision, press the # button on the remote to change the zoom.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

  • MazeAndBlue Aug 23, 2012

    Thank you soo much. It's been working fine for 2 plus years. I quess I pressed the # by mistake. 2 days I spent on this issue. The # button corrected problem. ****!! Thanks much!

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    secretangel8 Dec 04, 2012

    Extreamly helpful as I have also been dealing with this for about 4 months and I finally decided to look it up. Thank you for the post.

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On the Comcast XFinity remote, there is a button on the numerical keypad that says "HD ZOOM." This fixed our problem!

Posted on Aug 07, 2012

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    Joe Todd Nov 26, 2012

    Thank you so much! I must have hit that very tiny button by mistake. Worked for me ..thanks again

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    Sandy McElhenie Jan 20, 2016

    thank you I thought the tv was breaking down worked thank you

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With the Vizio 32 inch TV you need to push the "Wide" button. It will scroll through different types: Normal, Wide, Zoom, Panaromic. the zoom option will cut off the top and bottom.

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Hi!

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

Thanks! =)

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