I have a 46" Samsung LCD television connected to a cable company converter box using the TV's HDMI input. The picture is cut off and you especially notice it on sports channels and programs when information displayed at the top or bottom of the screen is cut off. The "Zoom1" and "Zoom2" options are grayed out and not available in the Samsung "Picture Options" menu. I'm just trying to find out how to truly fit the entire picture to the screen. Could it be just a Samsung LCD TV setting or a cable box setting or a combination of both? While this is not a PC related issue (just a TV that is not connected to a PC), I wanted to check this community for input. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Yeah the picture setting should have a just scan/overscan/full or something option somewhere in the menu's on the TV, I'd also check if you can set what your cable box is outputting whether it is 480i or something that is undesirable. Again this is all burred in the menu's of both things should be fun to find
I have the same problem on my 56" Samsung DLP TV. I am using FIOS as my cable provider and they washed their hands off. I called Samsung people and they told me that I would have to pay some body to repair it, as my warranty had ran out. This only happens when I am connected with HDMI mode. If I switch it to "over the air" broadcast, I do not have this problem. I also do not have any problem when I watch DVD. My Zoom function on the TV remote or FIOS remote is of no help. I had tried the Format function on the FIOS remote, changing it to various formats has no effect. Any suggestions?
Solution: Same problem here for HDMI display from TV cable box. If all settings in the TV (mine being Samsung) are correct, then look at the settings for the CABLE SET TOP BOX. I had a view setting that was set to "ZOOM" when it should have been "NORMAL". Not sure how that setting got changed, but that solved the issue.