Question about Toshiba 42HL167 42 in. LCD Television
We purchased a 42" Toshiba 1080P LCD HDTV (42HL167) TV at Best Buy on 3/6/08. We have read the entire manual and are still unhappy with our purchase.
The problems we have are with the picture quality. Most of the channels are blurry and do not come in clear. We have contacted Comcast and they tell us we have the highest quality they offer. We have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HD DVR box that they tell us will offer the HD channels in the best quality using a HDMI cable. With this we watch on the HD channels and they are still not clear. What do we need to do or know to get a good picture?
The other issue is that a large part of the picture is outside the frame of the TV. It stinks to watch a game of basketball or other sport and never know the score because it is below the picture shown! Or try to watch a movie or show and only get to see from the nose down on the characters if they are toward the top of the screen!! There is a button to change the picture size however the only options make the picture bigger not smaller. In the manual it talks about the TV showing the picture based upon the signal coming in to the TV, however we have no idea what signal would be coming in. There is also an area to select auto aspect ratio however it does not change anything, whether it is on or off. This is very very very annoying! How can we fix this?
The cable box should also have a way to make the picture larger or smaller, this sounds like it is set to a zoom in setting on the cable box not the tv. You will have to look at your comcast manual or if you don't have one go online to the cable box manufacturer and see what keys you have to push to get the screen to go back to FULL.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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