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ROBERT BUXTON Posted on Sep 15, 2006
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Half screen activated only

Set up of new TV has caused problem whereby only half of the screen is showing picture display with audio activ ,ok. Remainder of screen is made up of one white vertical stripe and one black stripe. First setup with just aerial connected produced full screen. sdSet top box set up ,full screen with svideo connections. satellite pay tv set up composite connections ok. Then setup with new component cables to tv and since then I have this half screen problem. Reverted back to just aerial connection but no difference. Can't figure out the problem.

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  • Quint31 Apr 15, 2008

    Only have half screen, left side has black and white bar, right side works fine. moved cable to front of tv and it's still the same.

  • jayric Jun 14, 2008

    yep ! have same problem with TH 42 PV60A but on right side of screen. it has 1 white bar running vertical from center of screen for a width of aprox 200mm and the remainder on the right side is black with a very fine line to the right of the black showing colour. other than that the left side from center outward of screen and audio operates well.has problem with all feeds. only 14 months old ,not sure what to do .any ideas .

    thought it may have been related to reverse aircon in room area which was left on heating occasionaly and reached high temp in room, but did worked fine for some time after.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I can't for the life of me figure out how to fix this in the screen settings or picture settings, I've tried everything I can think of, even the "Full" setting still won't show my full start menu,

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When only a half screen is produced, it is usually a upper or lower buffer board, if the top half is blank then it is the upper buffer, and of course if it's the bottom half then it's the bottom buffer board

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