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I just noticed that my Pansonic P58V10 isn't filling the screen completely at the bottom unless I use the ZOOM function. FULL and JUST leave an image a tad short.


It is filled at the top and sides but about 1" short on the bottom on HD broadcasts and regular programming. I may be crazy but I swear it was full before. I am viewing through a cable company HD box, connected with an HDMI cable.


I haven't hooked up my DVD payer yet to try a test but as this is a NEW set, I am a bit paranoid about IR and that black bar on the bottom of the screen.


Could this be something my cable company is doing?


Thanks in advance for any input!
 

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hd size 1 vs hd size 2
 

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Question is already answered. Don't ask elsewhere
 

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Originally Posted by StrombergCarlson /forum/post/18231914


I just noticed that my Pansonic P58V10 isn't filling the screen completely at the bottom unless I use the ZOOM function. FULL and JUST leave an image a tad short.


It is filled at the top and sides but about 1" short on the bottom on HD broadcasts and regular programming. I may be crazy but I swear it was full before. I am viewing through a cable company HD box, connected with an HDMI cable.


I haven't hooked up my DVD payer yet to try a test but as this is a NEW set, I am a bit paranoid about IR and that black bar on the bottom of the screen.


Could this be something my cable company is doing?

It could be an issue with your cable box. Can you determine if that 1" void area along the bottom of the screen is actually hiding some of the picture? Or is it a black bar below the bottom of the picture? (maybe compare a CNN ticker to another HD TV in the house). The HD Size setting won't make up for a 1" loss of image along the bottom. If you're using THX mode for watching cable, change it to Custom mode (THX is for DVD and Blu-Ray). Here's some other things to try:


Make sure the cable box is set to a widescreen/16:9 TV, especially if your previous TV was a 4:3 TV.


Try temporarily connecting the cable box with Component instead of HDMI and see if that fixes it.


Try tuning some HD programming over an antenna and see if it's still missing that inch along the bottom. This will be the most telling test.
 

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It could be an issue with your cable box. Can you determine if that 1" void area along the bottom of the screen is actually hiding some of the picture? Or is it a black bar below the bottom of the picture? (maybe compare a CNN ticker to another HD TV in the house). The HD Size setting won't make up for a 1" loss of image along the bottom. If you're using THX mode for watching cable, change it to Custom mode (THX is for DVD and Blu-Ray). Here's some other things to try:


Make sure the cable box is set to a widescreen/16:9 TV, especially if your previous TV was a 4:3 TV.


Try temporarily connecting the cable box with Component instead of HDMI and see if that fixes it.


Try tuning some HD programming over an antenna and see if it's still missing that inch along the bottom. This will be the most telling test.

Randy:


I'll check those things and see what I come up with. Thanks for the reply!


I also think I'll post this in the respective Pany thread.
 

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Oh my God!



How were the black levels on this thing? I can picture this flanked by my Klipsch reference speakers. How many HDMI inputs did it have? I couldn't resist.


Mike


btw

I'm older than 25 (closer to 60) and I can remember some of the classics from yesteryear.
 

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Believe it or not my former mother in law still watches that same tv from 1955 in her living room and she still pays money to the insurence company to have it fixed every time it breaks down. How in the world they keep finding parts for it is beyond me although it dosent break down very often. I told her she should get it calibrated and she would get a little better picture, i wonder if d- nice is available. I also told her there are other tvs out now with a little deeper blacks and maybe even color now but she says shes happy.
 

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Well it turns out it was the cable HD box settings and the BEST part is; I think I can blame my wife!!! She pushed a few wrong buttons a few days ago and that sort of coincides with the problem.


Bang...zoom!!


I called Panasonic and while the tech offered no solutions, he did get my brain working so I reaccessed the set-up menu for the cable box, reset the aspect ratio in the cable box and VOILA, 100% screen fill!! I wish I could know for sure what I did but it works the way it was working before so who cares.


Thanks to all that offered ideas and I'm glad a few had fun with my screen name!


BTW - I wanted Zenith or Muntz as a screen name but they were taken!!


Oh for the simpler days of TV!!!
 

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Originally Posted by StrombergCarlson /forum/post/18235868


Well it turns out it was the cable HD box settings and the BEST part is; I think I can blame my wife!!! She pushed a few wrong buttons a few days ago and that sort of coincides with the problem.


Bang...zoom!!


I called Panasonic and while the tech offered no solutions, he did get my brain working so I reaccessed the set-up menu for the cable box, reset the aspect ratio in the cable box and VOILA, 100% screen fill!! I wish I could know for sure what I did but it works the way it was working before so who cares.

If your cable company remote has a # key, that may be the one they use to change aspects or screen size on their box (my TWC SA8300HD does). Press it and see if it has any effect on screen size.
 

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Originally Posted by tvalley /forum/post/18234925


How were the black levels on this thing? I can picture this flanked by my Klipsch reference speakers. How many HDMI inputs did it have? I couldn't resist.


Mike


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I'm older than 25 (closer to 60) and I can remember some of the classics from yesteryear.


This model -- the TC125 -- was a black and white set. Great black levels. (My 16 inch 1949 Admiral had fantastic black levels too.
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How were the black levels on this thing? I can picture this flanked by my Klipsch reference speakers. How many HDMI inputs did it have? I couldn't resist.

Bet you it does have 3D.
 
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