Question

How do I make my picture fill the screen?

Answer

Depending on the broadcast signal your picture could fill the whole screen of leave black bars on the top or sides of the screen. 16:9 is a wide screen picture and 4:3 is a standard square picture. We recommend for all sources that you use the “Normal” mode. This will keep the picture from being distorted. 
Note: Even if you select either [Automatic] or [Wide screen] in 16:9 video signal, sidebars appear when the broadcasting station is transmitting up-converted 4:3 analog video signal to be visible by digital broadcasting.
 

Press the "Format" button on the TV remote to cycle through the available formats. 

Below are examples of the different format modes for each video signal displayed on a 720p TV.
 
 
Normal
Display a 16:9 picture at its original size.
4:3
Display a 16:9 picture at a 4:3 size; the picture is shortened horizontally. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
Movie Expand
Display a 16:9 picture that is vertically stretched to fi ll the screen. This only crops out the top of the picture.
Zoom
Display a 16:9 picture at its maximum size without changing its horizontal and ver tical ratio.
Wide
Display a horizontally stretched picture. This crops out the left and right sides of the picture.
 
 
Normal
Display a 4:3 picture at its original size. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
16:9
Display a 4:3 picture at a 16:9 size; the picture is stretched horizontally to fill the screen.
Movie Expand
Display a 4:3 picture at a 16:9 size; the picture is stretched more vertically at the top of the screen. This crops out the top of the picture.
Zoom
Display a 4:3 picture at a 16:9 size; at its maximum size that is more vertically stretched to fill the screen. This crops out the top and bottom of the picture.
Wide
Display the picture with its center at the original size and the edges stretched horizontally to fill the screen.
 
 
Normal
Display a proportionately stretched picture. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
Full
Display a picture that is stretched out of proportion to fill the screen.
Unscaled
Display a picture in its original size.
 
Below are examples of the different format modes for each video signal displayed on a 1080p TV.
 
 
Automatic
Other than DTV and HDMI connected devices, enlarges the picture to best fi t the screen. DTV and HDMI connected devices display the picture at its original size. The subtitles may remain visible.
4:3
Display a 16:9 picture at a 4:3 size; the picture is shortened horizontally. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
Wide screen
Display a 16:9 picture that is stretched horizontally and vertically
 
 
Automatic
Other than DTV and HDMI connected devices, enlarges the picture to best fi t the screen. DTV and HDMI connected devices display the picture at its original size. The subtitles may remain visible.
4:3
Display a 16:9 picture at a 4:3 size; the picture is shortened horizontally. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
Wide screen
Display a 16:9 picture that is stretched horizontally and vertically.
Unscaled
Display a 16:9 picture at its original size.
 
 
Automatic
Other than DTV and HDMI connected devices, enlarges the picture to best fi t the screen. DTV and HDMI connected devices display the picture at its original size. The subtitles may remain visible.
Super zoom
Display a 4:3 picture at a 16:9 size; the picture is stretched horizontally and vertically and its left and right edges are enlarged. This crops out the top and bottom of the picture.
4:3
Display a 4:3 picture at its original size. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
Movie expand 14:9
Display a 4:3 picture at a 14:9 size; the picture is stretched horizontally and vertically. This crops out the top and bottom of the picture. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
Movie expand 16:9
Display a 4:3 picture at a 16:9 size; the picture is stretched horizontally and vertically. This crops out the top and bottom of the picture.
Wide screen
Display a picture that is stretched out of proportion to fi ll the screen.
 
 
4:3
Display a proportionately stretched picture. Sidebars appear on both edges of the screen.
Wide screen
Display a picture that is stretched out of proportion to fi ll the screen.
Unscaled
Display a picture in its original size.
 

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