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Picture Size My 20" Magnavox flat screen tv has to be set on special sizes to fill the whole screen. When it is set on normal, the picture covers less than 75% of the screen. Is there an adjustment that can change this situation. The people look fatter when I set it on the optional picture sizes.

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Keep in mind that not all programs and show are in widescreen format. When set to normal, you will get those black bars on the sides because the program is sized for the older TV's. Some TV's will have a zoom option, but that will cut off some of the top and the bottom of your picture.

Until everything goes widescreen, you are stuck in normal with those black bars or widescreen with the fat people.

I hate distortion in my TV image, so I am perfectly fine with my TV on normal.

Good luck.

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