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    Wide screen TV - partial view?

    Hello, hope someone can help but I have a widescreen TV and for some reason the screen does not show the full width of the programme I'm watching (doesn't matter if I'm watching programmes on cable or DVDs). I know some of the picture is missing because the credits have text missing from the left or right side of screen.

    Even adjusting the zoom options (eg auto, regular, panoramic, 14:9 zoom, etc.) doesn't correct the problem. I read the television manual but mentions nothing about this condition. What can I do?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Have you got the DVD player or whatever set to widescreen?

    on the remote has it got a button that changes its size on my samsung it says p.size its at the bottom

    sounds like the zoom function is switched on, you should be able to turn it off though, is this watching through an internal tuner?

    Need to change screen settings to 16:9 on freeview box and cable, etc.

    I have this same trouble - I kinda given up now and live with it but I'll keep an eye on his thread for ideas - very strange. x

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    csamual;2448649

    on the remote has it got a button that changes its size on my samsung it … on the remote has it got a button that changes its size on my samsung it says p.size its at the bottom



    I think it's "Zoom" button on mine and it doesn't make a difference to the perspective ie whether I've chosen panormamic, auto, fuller or full - the screen is "stretched" rather than allow the full picture.

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    Familia;2449676

    Need to change screen settings to 16:9 on freeview box and cable, etc.



    Thanks for this suggestion which I tried but it only "squeezes" the picture on my television screen. I'm pressing every button on my remote hoping for a change to the view that I want. :?

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    maddogb;2449409

    sounds like the zoom function is switched on, you should be able to turn … sounds like the zoom function is switched on, you should be able to turn it off though, is this watching through an internal tuner?



    Yep, tried pressing all the options on the "zoom" button and the beginning of text is still missing. The strange thing is some DVDs I play also behave this way. So I don't think it's the cable box or DVD player.

    Thanks for helping.

    maybe post the model numbers of kit like tv,dvd, any external boxes and how they are attached rf? scart? etc

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    maddogb;2460105

    maybe post the model numbers of kit like tv,dvd, any external boxes and … maybe post the model numbers of kit like tv,dvd, any external boxes and how they are attached rf? scart? etc



    Hi, do you think the scart would make a difference? Pressing various buttons on the TV and DVD remote controls has made zilch difference.

    u can try it, nowt to lose have you any other sources you can try like a old vhs machine.
    I had a freeview box go like this once. so that would be my first suspect especially as only some dvds do this
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