Screen Size Problem with Philips 30pw850

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  1. paulManos

    paulManos Auditioning

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    I have a philips 30pw850 and I recently noticed that when I put the tv in widescreen mode, it cuts off a small amount of the left and right hand sides of the movie I am watching. However, this is the only picture setting in which I can watch widescreen dvd's with any reasonable picture quality. The picture by far looks the best like this, but I still cant get over the fact that it is horizontally over stretching the picture.

    I have a denon dvd-1000 player, which is not progressive. I have it connected with component video. I have tried connecting it on both the av1 and av4 inputs, which are both component (av4 is component only), but notice no difference. I made sure the dvd player is set to 16:9 mode. I have the same problem with my playstation 2, which is hooked up on the other component input.

    This isnt a major flaw; I only noticed it happening when text ran to the edge of the screen and I could not read it all. I have experimented with numerous dvd's of all widescreen proportions, anamorphic and not, and it seems to be consistent.

    As of now, I am thinking this is a problem with the tv that I cannot fix. But if anyone knows anything about this issue, please let me know any suggestions. Thanks.
     
  2. John S

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    I bieleve this is normal overscan.
    I mean even up to like 5% is considered somewhat normal.


    A calibration should take care of it. This is usually done through pots on a board or through the service menu.
     
  3. Stephen Hopkins

    Stephen Hopkins HW Reviewer
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    This is pretty easy to adjust in the service menu. There's a remote code that gets you into the service menu. I can't remember it off the top of my head but I found it doing a search either here or at AVS. It's the same for most Philips tube tvs.
     

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