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Old 08-10-2009, 03:14 AM   #1
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My picture is too big for the screen. I cant see the very top, bottom, or either sides, they are jus barely cut off but enough that sometime i cant see a score of the game or a phone # listed. It kinda has a bowing effect i guess but overall everything is fine. But i just want to be able to read all the scores....any and all help is much appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:15 AM   #2
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I dont have the model # off hand but it is prolly a 2002 and is not hd. It is a rear projection the big box on wheels!
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:51 AM   #3
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My picture is too big for the screen. I cant see the very top, bottom, or either sides, they are jus barely cut off but enough that sometime i cant see a score of the game or a phone # listed. It kinda has a bowing effect i guess but overall everything is fine. But i just want to be able to read all the scores....any and all help is much appreciated.
I used to have one very similar to your description, except a Magnavox brand. It was also labeled HD Ready at 1080i. It looked good from 2002ish to 2009, but always had the slight cut off on the bottom and top. This post may hold your solution;

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D52W20 Picture cut off at the bottom/overscan problem

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I spent the while day trying to find a post explaining how to access/adjust my settings in the service menu in my RCA D52W20 TV. I have never been able to see the sports scores and news tickers because due to the screen size it was cut about in half. Once I got into the service menu it was a breeze!


To access TV's service menu:

1. Turn TV off.
2. FROM THE TV PANEL (not the remote) Press the Vol- and the CH- simultaneously. HOLD them until you hear the TV power on.
3. The TV's service menu will appear and can be navigated the same way you work the basic TV setup menu.
4. MOST IMPORTANT!! DO NOT CHANGE ANY SETTING UNTIL YOU WRITE DOWN THE CURRENT SETTINGS. You will never remember what the default value is so do yourself this favor and save the embarrasment of explaining to to the service tech that you screwed it up worse than it was originally.


To fix the screen size problem:

1. Go to the GEOMOETRY menu.
2. Adjust the VERTICAL AMPLITUDE until the screen is back where you want it. Your TV picture is still present while changing settings so you can see the effects of your changes. (Again, make sure you know what the original setting is before you make any changes.)
3. After you are satisfied with your changes, scroll to the bottom of the menu and check the STORE box.
4. Navigate to the beggining of the menu to QUIT.

Power of the TV and turn it back on to confirm changes.

Good Luck!
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
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I used to have one very similar to your description, except a Magnavox brand. It was also labeled HD Ready at 1080i. It looked good from 2002ish to 2009, but always had the slight cut off on the bottom and top. This post may hold your solution;
awesome, sounds like exactly what i needed. awesome site im glad i found it!

edit....ok i tried that and nothing. it wouldnt power on at all...i tried vol - and ch- , also vol and ch + and all variations of such. its model # is p52939 i jus checked.....any other suggestions?

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bump, any other suggestions. i couldn't get to that menu stated above
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Check the TV menus for a screen format setting. Most usually come with normal, zoom, etc and your display is likely set to zoom which would do what you described.
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Check the TV menus for a screen format setting. Most usually come with normal, zoom, etc and your display is likely set to zoom which would do what you described.
i got into service mode by pressing power then holding menu and vol +..this gave me the po vo screen i played with the #'s but only the p4 made any difference at all.....and not much help ill look for the zzom but mine looks like some1 poked the screen in in the middle bowing the top and bottom the side in the middle aeem to be fine.
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I meant the user menus not the service menus.

Also look for a Picture format button on the remote as most have this button on the HDTVs. Without the actual model number we can only guess at what the name for the button is though.
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