Question about Televison & Video

1 Answer

I have a Panasonic PT-53wx54 HDTV. The text on the ticker on the bottom of the screen that stations like CNN run is not completely visible, only the top of the letters show as they travel across the screen. Also, along both sides there appears to be some image missing. For example, watching the baseball playoffs today [10/6/10] they put up the on-screen box showing home plate and pitch locations...but half that box was off the right side of the screen. The channel was TBS HD. Thanks for any help.

Posted by on

  • johnmcl52 Oct 06, 2010

    I can change the 'aspect' using that button on my remote control....but only on some channels. It will allow zoom, justify, normal and 4:3 on some channels, not sure why it doesn't work on all channels. I don't see any options to set 480i, 720p, etc.

  • johnmcl52 Oct 06, 2010

    From the operating manual, using the aspect button lets you "...choose one of four display modes, depending on the formats of the received signal and your preferences".



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,606 Answers

The set is probably in the wrong display format for the channels you are watching. Look through the setup menus for "Display format" or "Display mode". You need the menu that sets the picture for "480i", "720p", "1080p", etc. Set it for 1080p and see if that fixes it. The lower settings won't show all of the lines for a 1080p picture; they are used for old-style analog video or low-bandwidth broadcasts.

Disclaimer: this is general information and may not apply exactly to your particular model. You may still have to find your owner's manual or download a copy to find out how to correct the settings.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for your input. The TV is over 6 years old...may be time to go to LCD..!"

  • Paul Bade Oct 06, 2010

    I looked up the owner's manual. The Aspect button is also used to set the resolution - apparently it just steps through the settings without displaying the number since you an theoretically identify from the picture what you have.

    The set allows multiple inputs to both the main display and a PIP window. The PIP settings are different than the main display. What happens if you press the SWAP button on a channel you cannot adjust now? That would move it from the PIP list to the main, or vice versa.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

PT-53WX54 picture went fuzzy then disappeared, sound is OK, there is a very faint vertical line about 4" wide. No falshing power light. Any ideas?

If you have sound---the faint band is towards the right of the middle of the screen I know which part is bad it is very common on these sets and about a 3 dollar part.

If you want the answer and complete details rate this solution as very helpful as I do this here for free.


Sep 25, 2010 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

I have a Panasonic HDTV 1080i, We started to experience a yellow and blue arc at the bottom of the screen about a month ago. Last night the picture went black. Only the sound is left. What happened?

The convergence IC's are definitely bad. This is a big repair involving taking out the main board and soldering in two new IC's. They are not plug-in components and you would need a professional to do this job.

Mar 30, 2009 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

3 Answers

Panasonic PT-53WX54 curved bottom

its the problem of convergence in the unit that needs to be repaired
for how to repair please click the above link

Oct 06, 2008 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Picture Stretch on Panasonic PT-53WX54

Usually this is an indication of a failing capacitor in the vertical circuit. Have those been checked? I would look for 100ufd caps in the vertical circuit. Check with the tech.

Jun 02, 2008 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Panasonic pt-53wx54 53inc

Circuit problems, -- consult pro/tech

Apr 21, 2008 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Please Help!!

convergence amp, but you will need to replace return resistors also. And maybe fuses in the same area.

Dec 06, 2007 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Panasonic PT-53WX53G screen got larger, corners are warped

Nov 13, 2007 | Panasonic PT-53TW53 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

No picture, just red-blue-green lines through the middle of the screen very faint.

The PT-53WX54 is a standard projection set and does not have a bulb. It has 3 separate picture tubes. If you have lost the picture completely, not even on-screen menu, then something has stopped working in your set. It could be a video processor, vertical deflection or possibly a convergence problem. The set should be serviced by a qualified tech familiar with the Panasonic projection sets.

Aug 22, 2007 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer


covergence amp ic"S need to be replaced.

Aug 16, 2007 | Panasonic PT-53WX54 53" Rear Projection...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

132 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75591 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers

Are you a Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides