Up until a few days ago I was able to watch both 4:3 and 16:9 adn now 4:3 is not available. Consequently, everyone's head is now chopped off. 16:9 is not my preferred view and zoom is even worse.
Any suggestions as to how to return it to 4:3?
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I have the same problem. Sounds like the unit is stuck in "Dry Mode". Dry Mode runs the compressor for short intervals (like one minute at a time). Mine is only 2 months old and worked great until a few days ago.
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The gray strips usually mean the camera has dirt video heads - if it hasn't been dropped. Get a head-cleaning tape from Radio Shack or Best Buy, and run it a few times. If that doesn't do it, it'll have to be cleaned by a repair shop. Off brand tapes sometimes can cause this.
I've encountered this exact problem a month ago, except cleaning the heads did not fix it. However, I was able to find an alternative solution...
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