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Samsung model 650 40" flat screen - how do I undo the "stretch" mode? Thanks.

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Yeap found the solution - and yes, it was embarrassingly simple. Seems there's this teeny, tiny button with an asterisk on the remote control called "Format" and low and behold that was the answer. We have you guys bookmarked! Thanks.

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