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I recently purchased a 42" LCD LG TV and some of the channels come in with picture being zoomed in too far. I cannot see the score of the games that is displayed in the corners or any information that would normally be posted at the bottom of the screen. I have tried all zoom options on my remote and display options on my cable remote. I have had the TV for about a month and it did not do this for the first week but now some stations only come in with this "over-zoomed" view and it cannot be reveresed or adjusted. What am I forgetting to do or check? Thanks.

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  • jayrod0921 Dec 08, 2007

    the pixture is over zoomed and you cant see subtitles or scores and it is really annoying. Help please



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SOURCE: zoomed in picture

Check your aspect ratio setting. You may have it on Zoom 1 or Zoom 2 and then the picture will be stretched out and you won't see the bottom.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007


Jim Krause

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SOURCE: Screen ratio

Try a hard reset. by un-plugging the set for about a half hr. Let me know!

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

Cindy Wells

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SOURCE: How do I get my tv to 1080p?

Unless you mistyped your model number, your TV has a resolution of 1366 by 768p. This limits you to 720p but the TV will interpret up to a 1080i signal. On the zoom, you need to look at the menu and the remote for the aspect ratio. On the remote, just press the Ratio button multiple times until you get the right one (4:3, 16:9, Zoom1, Zoom2). It's also in the Options Menu.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Mar 31, 2010


Bud Martin

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SOURCE: I have a 37" lg

It sounds like it is in ZOOM mode, look for 'ZOOM', 'ASPECT'. PICTURE MODE' on the remote control.

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Posted on Oct 21, 2010


Jeremy Moore

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SOURCE: My tv is too zoomed in and wont seem to zoom out?

  1. Using your Remote, press the Menu button, and select the Picture icon.
  2. Find the Picture Wizard, and proceed through the steps.
  3. Also, try and adjust the aspect ratio to see if this helps.

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