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Old 03-31-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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I have a SONY 42", rear projection, Wega, LCD tv (KDF-42WE655). I am using it with Road Runner and component connections. When I watch a program broadcast in HD, the picture is too big for the screen in the horizontal direction - that is, when words appear on the right or left sides of the screen, part of the words are off the screen on the right and left sides. I use the "Full" screen mode setting to watch a 16:9 HD show. The only other screen mode settings available for a 16:9 HD picture are Zoom and Wide Zoom which make the problem worse. The only adjustment I found on the tv menu that seemed relevant is "Offscreen." However, that adjustment makes small adjustments (-1 to +1) and doesn't alter the size of the picture very much. I couldn't find any relevant settings using the remote menu.
Is there any way to reduce the size of the picture so that I get the whole picture on my screen instead of missing part of the picture on the right and left sides of the screen?
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Maybe your setting in the cable box for HD is wrong. Check it and be sure 16:9 is selected.
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response. The picture setting in my cable box is 16:9, so I am still puzzled as to why my picture is too big.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:12 AM   #4
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Is the set displaying the picture in the normal mode? not one of the zoom modes,or panorama mode
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In the mode's options is there a setting for OFF?
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:25 AM   #6
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Did you check this out
http://esupport.sony.com/perl/webtre...&problem_id=31
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #7
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In the screen settings menu for the tv, the choice of wide mode settings for the tv is Wide Zoom, Zoom and Full. The Normal mode is grayed out. According to the tv manual, the Full Mode will produce the picture at the original size for a 16:9 source. I have it set to Full Mode but still have the problem described in my first post.
The only relevant setting on the remote for my HD cable box is 16:9 which is where I have it set.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:19 PM   #8
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If you happen to have a Scientific Atlanta cable box, press the (#) button on the remote and it will shrink, zoom, or stretch the picture as well. It took me a while to figure that one out. Did you also get ESPN 2 in HD today?
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:28 AM   #9
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In the settings for my Scientific Atlanta cable box, there is a setting for how to display a 4:3 picture on a 16:9 screen. I had it set to "Zoom." Once I switched that "Zoom" choice to the "Stretch" choice, the picture returned to a size that didn't exceed the screen size when I viewed a 4:3 broadcast either in 4:3 or in wide zoom.
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