How To Get Full Screen on TV

Not long ago, many TV contents were not full screen. But these days, with the astounding advance in TV technology, almost every new content comes in excellent full-screen resolution.

When trying to get a full TV screen, the settings can sometimes get in the way. But these days, there are a plethora of options for making your TV full screen.

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of calibrating your TV like a pro, you may still improve the visual quality with a few quick tweaks. We guarantee you won’t have to adjust the brightness, contrast, or color settings.

Why Can’t I Get Full Screen on Tv?

Your TV might be presenting 4:3 standard-def material at a 16:9 ratio, and the picture looks stretched when you’re watching your favorite TV programs. It’s presenting 4:3 standard-def programming at its native resolution. Standard-definition content has a 4:3 aspect ratio, while HD programming has a 16:9 aspect ratio.

An HDTV can show a standard-definition signal in many different ways, none of which are perfect. It can resize the image to suit the screen in a 16:9 aspect ratio, which will fill the entire screen but seem blotchy and stretched out.

Alternatively, it can show it in its native 4:3 aspect ratio, which is not distorted but does not occupy the entire screen. Instead, the 4:3 image will be flanked on both sides of the screen by wide black areas.

Fortunately, many TVs can automatically alter the aspect ratio based on the feed they’re receiving. Again, every TV is different, so check your picture settings for aspect ratio modifications. Make sure “Auto-Adjust” or “Normal” is selected rather than “Stretch,” “Full Screen,” or “Zoom.”

Step-by-step Guide To Get Full Screen on Tv

If your TV screen appears to be smaller than it should be, or if your TV picture does not match the size of your screen, try the following procedures (the locations of these settings might vary based on your TV brand and model. Please consult your user manual):

1. Press MENU on your remote control.

2. Highlight “Settings” with the down arrow button, then press OK.

3. Highlight “Television” with the down arrow button, then press OK.

4. Select the TV resolution and click OK.

5. Select the desired aspect ratio and resolution using the arrow buttons, then press OK. 4:3 standard definition, Widescreen standard definition, HD 720p, HD 1080i or HD 1080p.

• Ordinary TVs use 4:3 standard definition.

High-definition widescreen

If you have a wide-screen TV (16:9 aspect ratio) that does not support high-definition, this setting is used.

• If you have a wide-screen TV that shows images 720 pixels wide (often referred to as “enhanced definition”), you can use 720p on high-definition TVs.

• If you have a wide-screen TV that displays high-definition images, use 1080i on high-definition screens (1080 pixels wide).

• If you have a wide-screen TV that shows high-definition images (1080 pixels wide) in 1080p format, you can use 1080p on high-definition screens.

6. If you choose an SD mode (either 4:3 SD or Widescreen SD) and then click CONTINUE, the change is applied, and you return to the SETTINGS menu. If you choose Cancel Changes, it won’t make the change, and it will return you to the SETTINGS menu.

7. The HD Mode wizard appears when you select an HD setting (720p, 1080i, or 1080p) and click CONTINUE. You can use the HD Mode wizard to see if your TV can display HD content correctly.

8. You’ll be asked to KEEP YOUR SETTINGS (or you can cancel the changes).

9. Click the OK button.

Why does my TV cut off part of the picture?

The screen gets cut off due to a phenomenon known as “overscan.” While most TVs will automatically adapt the input image to your screen, certain TVs may take off a small piece of the screen (about 2-5 percent) and stretch the remaining image to fit the screen. The solution for overscan will differ depending on your TV.

How do I get my TV out of stretch mode?

Press the menu button and cycle between the screen ratios on your remote. If this doesn’t work, select MENU and tap PICTURE SETTINGS or ASPECT RATIO from the TV MENU, then set the screen size to “Unzoom” the screen.

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