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How do I reset picture width/height?

by geoffwis / November 25, 2016 8:17 AM PST

Toshiba TV Model # 37AV502R Probably 2009 vintage. Dish satellite. For the past month the picture is cut off so text is cut off at the ends as well as at the bottom or top of the screen. i.e. the picture doesn't fit in the screen. I've tried various formats and all the adjustments I can find on the remotes and reset the remote and TV to factory defaults. I don't know if it happens with the DVR input as I have no disks with text and don't know if there's stuff on the edges I 'm missing. On some scenes it appears there should be more.

Is there a way I can isolate which device is faulty? Is there an adjustment I can make to correct? Any other thoughts?

Thanks

Geoff

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When I see this
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2016 8:36 AM PST

I find the manual. But I didn't find it so my bet is since you own this you have the manual. Look for any and all resets and try the defaults. I read you did resets but I'd check the product manual again.

After that tell more about the connections. This 720P TV is old but looks OK for use in today's systems.

HOWEVER I would only hook it up with HDMI.

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More needs?
by geoffwis / November 25, 2016 12:31 PM PST
In reply to: When I see this

Thanks. I did the reset of both TV and Dish receiver by the manual. I can only find 1 reset in the manual; Reset Factory Defaults. The TV/Dish receiver is connected to HDMI 1 and the DVR is connected to color stream 1. I don't think there are any other connections. I tried all the picture sizes. The "Native" setting shows the most of the picture but still leaves significant deficits. The "TheaterWide" settings cut out the most of the picture.

When we bought the TV I recall the fellow at Best Buy telling us we need the "right" (translate; most expensive) cables. Can they go bad? If so, would it affect the picture size vs screen size?

Geoff

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The component setup
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2016 12:35 PM PST
In reply to: More needs?

Would be my guess where this will fail as there is nothing to tell the sending device what resolution to send.

This means you have to really know your gear. Or just have it setup for you. My advice, use HDMI.

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PS. I didn't make it clear
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2016 12:36 PM PST
In reply to: More needs?

I think the TV is OK. You need to focus on the other device and set them to 720p

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Why the change after 6 years?
by geoffwis / November 25, 2016 1:25 PM PST

OK. I am using HDMI. I'll see what I can do with the Dish unit. The manual for the TV says 1080i and 1080p (2 frequencies) are OK. If I can change the sending unit to 720p I will. Any idea why this happened now after 6 years of being OK?

Geoff

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Dish updates as they see fit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2016 1:55 PM PST

I don't work there so I can't check if the remote management allows them to check settings.

My guess is something updated or reset and most forget setup after 6 years.

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