Re: Freaking ASPECT RATIO!!!!!
11-16-2009 09:08:22 AM
Elaborate on this INPUT 1 please Limpy. I'm on the mastered room's Panasonic 720P, and read your comments. I hit the INPUT button on the tv's remote and noticed that it was set on TV. I flipped it to COMPONENT 1, and noticed a slightly clearer image, BUT the MENU/Guide screen was still enlarged beyond the screen. I did notice about a half-inch improvement though for what it's worth. I've got the Component Wires in the COMPONENT 1inputs so I guess TV INPUT was not the proper choice. Is there anything else I need to do to fine tune this?
I had posted earlier in the thread with having the same problem and frustrations as many expressed here.
I was able to (finally!) solve mine based on the post/suggestion by Limpy.
My solution came from changing the INPUT/SOURCE (not RATIO) setting. When I set up the new TV, I got a viewable picture when I set it to the COMPONENT input setting which was the first one that gave me a picture and was also the same setting as the other TV in my office (by the same brand, just smaller).
Well, after reading Limpy's suggestion and already having tried all combos/changes between the U-Verse settings and TV Ratio settings, I went back and re-ran through the INPUT settings (as I had not changed those). Well, it turns out this particular TV model had two INPUT settings that actually work, whereas the other TV only had one. The newer/problem TV has the same COMPONENT input choice, as well as another (new) setting YPbPr. This choice was buried further down in the INPUT menu and I had stopped once I got to COMPONENT. The office TV (only 1 year apart) doesn't have this separate YPbPr option, only the COMPONENT. It worked on that one, so I figured it would be the same as this one (same brand).
On this newer TV (that I was having the problem with) both Component and YPbPr inputs will work and give me a picture, but when I switched to the YPbPr setting (logical since I am using those component wires, duh!), and then rechecked my other settings (U-Verse and TV ratio) to their proper ones, it fixed the MENU issue (of being too wide and unreadable).
This RESOLVED the problem. Yea! So, thanks Limpy! And to others, I hope this works for you as well, as I had the same frustrations you are experiencing.