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Picture Aspect Ratio

  • Troubleshooting - Video
  • Picture Size or Aspect Ratio
  • Troubleshooting
  • TVs





Aspect Ratio Options (Smart)




When developing a cinematography standard at the time of silent movies Thomas Edison asked his

engineer George Eastman what format size would be best suited for each and every celluloid picture

frame to which Eastman answered: “One inch by ¾.” That’s how movies first came about with the Full

Screen 4:3 aspect ratio motion picture.

When television was being developed in the ‘30s they too adopted the same aspect ratio standard. As

television sales took off in the ‘50s increasing household penetration tremendously the movie theatre

industry saw it as a competitive threat and reacted by introducing widescreen format movies at the

theatre to bring out audience from the comfort of their homes.

It took the venue of Digital Television to break the television full screen mold by moving to a wider screen

picture aspect ratio of 16:9 as a compromise to adequately accommodate classic TV recordings, new

HDTV programming and extra widescreen movies 2.40:1 current cinema standard.

Being that flat panel display screens have no properties of elasticity, manufacturers endeavored to provide

as many different Aspect Ratio formats on television products to satisfy the needs of most in experiencing

best possible viewing regardless of content material format.


How to Use


 è è Picture è Aspect Ratio




  - Displays the image in DTV standard 16:9 aspect ratio including overscan allowance.


Just Scan

  - Displays high-quality images without any picture loss in their original size format without cutting off the

    edges (overscan).

    NOTE: Just Scan supports only DTV/HDMI/Component (over 720p) mode.


Full Wide

  - When the television receives a widescreen video signal it will let viewer adjust the picture horizontally

    or vertically, in a linear proportion, to fill the entire screen fully. Some picture distortion may occur on

    screen such as characters or objects appearing stubbier or elongated.

    4:3 and 14:9 video feeds are supported in their full format screen without any video distortion through

    DTV input..


Set by Program

  - Alters the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9 pending current respective video input signal at time of




  - Displays an aspect ratio of 4:3 also ironically known as “Full Screen.” This option should be selected

    only in the case of viewing Classic TV or very old DVD movies to maintain original picture format.

    Black bars will be present on both sides of the screen.



  - This aspect ratio option is the exact compromise right between 4:3 and 16:9 for viewing content material

    that adopted said format. These 14:9 content material can be viewed in their exact format without picture

    distortion. Black bars will be visible on both sides although not as thick as in 4:3.



  - Enlarges the image proportionally to fill the screen height. In doing so, both side extremities will be cut

    off from the viewing screen. Ideal whenever watching extra widescreen movies (2.40:1) and wishing to

    take advantage of entire TV screen.


Zoom 2

  - [Only for SBTVD] Image is altered to meet the screen width. However height of the image is not changed.

    Some picture distortion may occur on screen such as characters or objects appearing stubbier.


Cinema Zoom

  - Resizes the picture to a cinemascope ratio (2.35:1) without image distortion. While option eliminates

    top and bottom black bars that would otherwise reduce viewing area in any other aspect ratio option,

    the compromise here is slight loss of both side extremities of the original image.



- Settings may vary by model or country. 
Please be wary that when a static image lingers on screen for a long time or a 4:3 image size
  is frequently used, it may result in residual image from the former or uneven panel wear from
  the latter .
- Available picture size may differ depending on input signal.
- Only 4:3, 16:9 and Just Scan can be selected for screen aspect ratios on HDMI-PC input, “Just
  Scan” being most appropriate. 
- [For models supporting 2160p] For any 2160p video signal or PC resolution of 3840 x 2160 the
  aspect ratio must be set to Just Scan .




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