Question about Vizio P50HDTV10A 50 in. Plasma HDTV

1 Answer

Picture top and bottom of picture off screen onn hd channels

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Vizio Master
  • 520 Answers

Does your tv have a setting for picture size? Check that.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I can't get the full screen on some hd channels and during commercials. It goes from full screen viewing on some channels to the picture shrinking and having a border around it.


There are a few picture sizes out there 4:3, 16:9, as well as some for movie screens. New televisions are 16:9 and when you are watching a true HD program, it will fill the screen perfectly. However the program may be broadcast in one of the other formats. This results in the bars on top/ bottom or on the sides. This is true for commercials too. If the commercial is or isn't in HD will determine if there are bars or not. All this is normal operation.

Apr 20, 2011 | Flat Panel Televisions

1 Answer

On some HD channels that do not go to the full screen the top of the screen is not filled with a picture


That is a problem with all HD service, not all the content on HD channels is infact HD so it doesn't fill the screen. Only thing you can do it zoom the picture in or put up with it.

I think its almost criminal that cable and sat companies charge us for HD channel and don't play all HD content. But such is life.

Cheers,

Jan 06, 2010 | Panasonic Flat Panel Televisions

3 Answers

Part of the picture is being cut off, how do i


Just called Sony about this same problem...taking your CABLE BOX remote, push the # key on the bottom right of the remote (it also says HD Zoom on mine). You can cycle through 4 or 5 zoom options...make sure you are on an HD channel to see the changes. :)

Nov 27, 2009 | Sony BRAVIA KDL-32S2000 32 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Can't get full screen


I have a Vizio. If I use the HDMI input I can only get normal and zoom w/ picture buttom on the remote but get full picture on all cable supplied HD channels but not on none HD channels. However, if I switch cable input, I have the TV set up with both inputs from the converter box, I am able to have the options of normal,panoramic,wide and zoom on all non HD channels. I don;t like the black bars top and bottom of the HD channels with this imput mode so I switch back to HDMI. Maybe your TV is simmilar.

Jun 28, 2009 | RCA L32WD22 32 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Heads cut off on the screen


Ocean's Eleven. Best remake movie, I think.
I believe your TV is in "ZOOM" mode for the screen. This will make a 4x3 picture come up closer to fill in the 16x9 screen, but this cuts off the top and the bottom.
Keep pressing the WIDE button on your remote until the picture looks best.
If you have HD channels, the screen mode should be on NORMAL. HD channels will have the 16x9 screen format.

The non-HD channels will have 4x3 screen format. When the screen mode is on NORMAL, you will have the cut off picture on the sides because the 4x3 format will not fill in a 16x9 screen.

May 30, 2009 | Vizio Gallevia GV42LF 42 in. LCD...

1 Answer

HD channels not working properly


you should have an aspect button, but go into your setting or options screen and adjust the resolution or aspect

Dec 06, 2008 | Protron PLTV-26 26 in. HD-Ready LCD...

1 Answer

Picture size


http://media.onecall.com/Image_Products/Sharp/LC_GD6UManual.pdf

Please read page 39 or in your manual page 38

Nov 26, 2008 | Sharp Aquos LC-37GD6U 37 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Picture issues


Greetings caesar975,

Unfortunately if you chose to view the non HD channels in wide screen format, you are going to have the top and bottom of the screen cut off. Eventually this will not be a problem when everything goes to digital. However presently non HD channels are presented in 3:2 ratio where as HD is 16:9, So your choice really is to view them with the lines on either side for now.

I do not have an answer for the white flickering lines.

To get the BEST picture out of your 1080p unit I highly recommend using HDMI cables to hook it up.

I hope some of this helps.

Sincerely,

Dorothy
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 11, 2008 | Samsung LN-T4061F 40 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Gray borders on the HD channels


Have you tried to change the screen size? To do that press the "Psize" button on the remote till you find what you need.

Dec 29, 2007 | Samsung LN-S3251D 32 in. LCD HDTV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vizio P50HDTV10A 50 in. Plasma HDTV Logo

65 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vizio Flat Panel Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

68223 Answers

Dave Naylor
Dave Naylor

Level 3 Expert

834 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Vizio Flat Panel Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...