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Sony KDL-40EX400- FULL picture still zoomed

by courtbird / March 21, 2010 3:14 PM PDT

Wide Mode is set to "Full" but the picture is still zoomed. The tops of headed are chopped off & text in commercials runs off the edges. Same story on HD channels & non.
How do I fix this?

In the Screen settings:
Wide Mode: Full
Auto Wide: On
(gray & unchangeable) 4:3 Default: Wide Zoom
Display Area: Normal
(gray & unchangeable) Horizontal Center: 0
(gray & unchangeable) Vertical Center: 0

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Reset your TV settings to their defaults.
by minimalist / March 21, 2010 3:19 PM PDT

If that doesn't fix the issue the issue might be with the settings in the box producing the signal (cable box, DVD, etc). It also could just be a bad broadcast. Several cable channels are known for their butchering of aspect ratios to "fill" the screen.

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by courtbird / March 21, 2010 5:26 PM PDT

You're right! After troubleshooting with the online Sony chat service for awhile, resetting the aspect ratio options on the cable box did the trick. Glad I can keep the tv!

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