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Black stripes above and below picture??

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by teleman, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. teleman

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    Hi everybody,
    I just bought a Panasonic TX21AP1 21-inch Quintrix TV which is great, except that the picture doesn't fill the screen. There's a black stripe both above and below the picture, each stripe being about 1 inch deep.
    The adjustable aspect ratio is set to the standard 4:3, so I'd expect the picture to completely fill the screen, but it doesn't at all.
    I have an old TX25A2 which is fine by comparison.
    Does this sound like there might be a problem with the TV?
    Thanks for any thoughts.
     
  2. Dfour

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    This is most likely because that your tv is a 4:3 set and its recieveing a 16:9 signal.
     
  3. SystemBlack

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    More likely to be receiving a 14:9 signal, the compromise between full 16:9 and 4:3. This way, if you zoom to fill the screen height, you don't lose too much of the side of the picture but as you may not have a 14:9 setting you have to live with it, sorry.
     
  4. teleman

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    Many thanks for your help. That makes perfect sense because this set doesn't have a14:9 setting.

    It's more than 10 years since I bought a TV and it's quite a different experience these days with all the latest technology and broadcasting signals, about which I am at the bottom of what I expect to be a long, steep learning curve!

    Thanks very much again for the info, greatly appreciated.
     

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