Cropping top and bottom: TV or STB?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dominic Scolaro, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Dominic Scolaro

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    I just bought an SIR-T151 and watched the Superbowl. The picture on my Panny CT-32HX40 was outstanding, but I noticed that the top and bottom were cropped as though the TV was overscanning the 16:9 image. The top part of the score box was clipped off. For instance, you couldn't tell if it was displaying a 6 or an 8 in the score or time field (can't remember which one). It also was visible on the bottom while viewing a ticker or something like that.

    I have the service manual for the TV and went into service mode but found no adjustment for it. There aren't a whole lot of settings, especially in 1080i, and half of them are for color, contrast etc... The other settings were for positioning or pincusion settings for the most part. I found nothing applicable and tried them all.

    Could it be the STB that's overscanning and not the TV? I've never noticed this on 4:3 cable or DVD, although it may be hard to notice on DVD since there aren't any score boxes.
     
  2. jeff peterson

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    TV.

    Over at the AVS Forum they were discussing this as well. I have HD Cable with a Scientific Atlanta 3100 HD box and got the cropping as well. I just went into my Toshiba's 50H81 service menu and adjusted the HIT parameter. Voila, I could read the clock!
     

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