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LG TV Wrong Picture Size or Aspect Ratio

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LG TV Wrong Picture Size or Aspect Ratio
LG TV Wrong Picture Size or Aspect Ratio

The majority of Aspect Ratio issues can be resolved by correctly setting options in the Aspect Ratio Menu. Before getting started, verify the TV is set to Home Use.


1.

To do this Press the Smart button Smart on the remote control and select Settings >Option > Mode Setting, then press WHEEL or ENTER.


Mode Setting

2.

Check that Mode Setting is set to Home Use.


Setting the Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio for DVD/Blu-ray Players etc.
Aspect Ratio for PC (RGB-PC or HDMI-PC)
Aspect Ratio for Smart TV / Smart Share


Setting the Aspect Ratio

1.

To do this Press the Smart button Smart on the remote control and select Settings >PICTURE > Aspect Ratio, then press WHEEL or ENTER.


Aspect Ration background

2.

Select the option required from the menu.


Aspect Ratio Menu

The options available are described below.

  • 16:9 - When 16:9 is selected, it adjusts the picture horizontally, in a linear proportion to fill the entire screen. This is the normal Aspect Ratio.
  • Just Scan- Normally, the top and bottom edges of the screen are cropped 1-2%. Just Scan turns this cropping off to show the complete video. Just Scan is supported in the following modes: DTV, CADTV, Component, HDMI-DTV, and DVI-DTV (720p/1080i/1080p) HDMI-PC (1920 x 1080).
  • Set by Program - Set by Program selects the correct picture proportion to match the image source. When using the TV tuner as the program source, it adjusts the image size to match the broadcasted program. The image size will constantly change to match the source's image. If this is not desired, use a static setting, for example: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • 4:3 - 4:3 is a picture size that is used with a non-widescreen TV. Choose 4:3 when you want to view a picture with the original 4:3 aspect ratio. On a widescreen TV, this option will cause the television to display black bars on the left and right side of the picture.
  • Zoom - Zoom resizes the image to fit the screen width. The top and bottom parts of the image may be cut off.
  • Cinema Zoom - Cinema Zoom formats an image to the cinemascope ratio (2.35:1) and zooms to that ratio. When enlarging or reducing the picture, the image may become distorted. The image zoom can be adjusted in a range of 1 - 16.

 


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Aspect Ratio for DVD/Blu-ray Players etc.

For external devices such as Blu-ray players, the Aspect Ratio can be adjusted while viewing media content.


1.

Press the Q.Menu button Q.Menu Icon, on the remote control.


2.

Select Picture Size from the menu, then press WHEEL or ENTER.


Q Menu Aspect Ratio

Options are:

  • Original - Aspect ratio is set by incoming program.
  • Full - Aspect ratio is set to 16:9.
  • Zoom - Sets the picture to fill screen width. The top and bottom of the picture may be cut off.

 


Note:

The actual device connected to the TV, may possibly have an adjustment for aspect ratio. If adjusting the TV does not solve the issue, then the device setting is likely to be the cause. Some DVD disks may be formatted for 4:3 or 16:9 or other aspect ratios. Removing black bars on the top or bottom of the picture may not always be possible depending on how the title was originally filmed. This is not a defect with the TV.

Regarding cable or satellite service Most HD channels will fill the entire screen depending on how the program was filmed. HD cable and satellite boxes usually have their own output format controls that will resolve most issues with regards to aspect ratio. (Look for a remote control button, or menu option labeled: Aspect, Ratio, or Format) An HD Cable or Satellite box should be connected with either HDMI or component cables in order to receive the best picture quality.


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Aspect Ratio for PC (RGB-PC or HDMI-PC)

1.

Press the Smart button Smart on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE, then press WHEEL or ENTER.


Aspect Ration background

2.

Select the Aspect Ratio option.


Aspect Ratio Menu

3.

For RGB-PC input, select either a 4:3 or a 16:9 aspect ratio. There are no other options to adjust the aspect ratio when using this input.


4.

For HDMI-PC input, all aspect ratio options are supported. Select the option that gives the desired result.


Note:

If the PC Desktop is slightly cut off at the top and bottom of the screen, select 1920 x 1080 resolution on the PC, and set the aspect ratio to Just Scan on the TV.


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Aspect Ratio for Smart TV / Smart Share

The Aspect Ratio can be adjusted while viewing media content using Smart Share.


1.

Press the Q.Menu button Q.Menu Icon, on the remote control.


2.

Select Picture Size from the menu, then press WHEEL or ENTER.


Q Menu Aspect Ratio

Options are:

  • Original - Aspect ratio is set by incoming program.
  • Full - Aspect ratio is set to 16:9.
  • Zoom - Sets the picture to fill screen width. Top and bottom of picture may be cut off.

 


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