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Format seems to be stuck

I turned my tv on today and noticed that the format seems to be stuck on "super Zoom" i ususally have it on automatic and have no problems - my only choices are automatic and wide screen but nothing happens when i toggle between them and the automatic feature is not working

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Check your software version the current software should be EJ30U 1.0.1

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