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how do you Adjust picture size on Samsung 40" Class LCD

by cyp126 / August 24, 2009 1:50 AM PDT

When we watch a tennis match on this TV, the players heads and scores get cut from the screen. We have followed the directions in the manual to adjust the picture size, but no luck. Any suggestions?

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Do not use "zoom".
by ahtoi / August 24, 2009 3:28 PM PDT

Too much zooming will do that to the picture and the quality probably looks lousy as well.

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by sale2shopper / January 17, 2010 6:42 AM PST
In reply to: Do not use "zoom".

I have the same issue and we have adjusted the Zoom, the picture settings and the cable box picture settings.
If we have the settings for a basic tv picture, why is the picture too big for our TV - cannot see any news scrolls along bottom of the screen, or for example sports scores at the top of the screen.

We have had the TV for 2 years now and nothing we have done corrects it. When people come over they comment on it and also try to correct it. Any ideas from you as to what to ask the techs or request from Samsung would be a huge help!

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It could be the signal.
by minimalist / January 17, 2010 7:23 AM PST
In reply to: LNT5265F

Some of the atrocities that get broadcast these days via cable channels are pretty repulsive:

1. widescreen movies with the edges cut off to fit a 16x9 screen.
2. 4:3 SD content with the tops and bottoms cut off to fit a 16x9 screen
3. 4:3 content stretched to fill a 16x9 screen and give the impression of an "HD" signal.

In a lot of ways its worse than the old pan and scan days where widescreen content was cropped to fit 4:3 TV's. At least some thought was given to what was in the frame. Now they just chop it off.

To find out if its the signal and not the TV settings make sure you turn overscan off in the picture settings (sometimes its referred to as "full pixel mode") and that you are using the TV zoom mode accurately displays content from other boxes (on my Sony its called "Full"). If parts of the picture are still missing then you know that particular broadcaster is the culprit and not anything on your end.

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