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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.

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  • 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.
    Thanks.

  • 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".

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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

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  • 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.

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