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    Tv Has 2 inches black at each side...normal???

    It is this TV
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5291924.htm
    At both sides there is about 2 inches removed which just remains black (even tried playing a widescreen DVD to no avail).
    Is this normal in an lcd tv? is there anything i could try? (already read through manual twice and so has the brother) Or is it a fault tv and should i go buy another one?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeloughran
    It is this TV
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5291924.htm
    At both sides there is about 2 inches removed which just remains black (even tried playing a widescreen DVD to no avail).
    Is this normal in an lcd tv? is there anything i could try? (already read through manual twice and so has the brother) Or is it a fault tv and should i go buy another one?
    Thanks!
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    Is there a "zoom" button to change the ratio ?
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    Cheers agent there is a 'size' button but funnily enough there is no mention of this being useful in the manual??? And i thought it would be automatically preset to fit the whole screen...who buys a 32" screen and wants to watch only around 28" of it?

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    my 32" CRT has multiple settings. I usually just leave it on Auto, but for some DVDs, have to opt between 16:9, 16:9L, 14:9L etc

    definitely isn't a setting that handles everything perfectly

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    Hmm my toshiba has been on Auto from the day I got it, never had any problems with aspect ratios, though I do sometimes find myself changing it to 4:3 for old comedy dvd's that are not shot in widescreen.

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    what is the source that you are watching? usually, you set the source to tell the tv what kind of signal it is outputting. cable/freeview/sat boxes usually have a setting to enable 16:9, 4:3, letterbox etc, and then it should auto switch it if it changes for adverts, old films etc. the auto setting is probably stretching the corners of the 4:3 picture to fit 16:9.

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