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Picture stretches horizontally when it fills the screen, but gets cropped off on all sides when aspect control makes the picture correct horizontally and vertically. How can I get an undistorted picture that fills the screen without cutoffs? It used to be ok, but for some unknown reason this problem appeared.

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  • Maxwell Huntoon Sep 14, 2010

    I cannot find overscan anywhere in the "screen" or "picture" menus. Where is it?

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This is called an overscan and the option to disable it is in the menu. Beware, on some models you get the opposite option - Just scan - that you must enable.

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  • Azrael SRL Sep 14, 2010

    As i said that depends entirely of the exact model of your tv: some have the Overscan option that you must disable, others have the Just Scan (in a few models called Picture prefect) that you must select , and quite a few simply don't have any option as such - in that case you must use an external box and the pc entry - the only one in which the overscan is disabled by default.

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4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and
Color Temperature.
4.12.1 Auto Adjust
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Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE ADJUST
page. Press the button to highlight the Auto
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4.12.2 H-SIZE
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4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
Press the button to highlight the Horizontal Shift selection.
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4.12.4 Vertical Shift
Press the button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
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4.14.1 Understanding Viewing Features
Your LCD HDTV features four viewing modes and Picture-In-Picture (PIP)/Picture-by-Picture (POP) mode.
You can switch viewing modes using the remote control.
4.14.2 Viewing Modes
Normal Mode
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Wide Mode
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width of the screen. The top and bottom are cut off to remove most of
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Panoramic Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full frame movie in this mode,
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Note: Viewing modes are saved based on input. For example, you lasted watched a DVD in widescreen
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will return to widescreen.

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