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Picture size too small, HD smart TV
radford2
Newbie

When using Visio smart HD TV to watch netflix and youtube picture fills screen. Any program watched through FIOS MTRS QIP7100-P2 HD box is barred-out on all sides, making picture much smaller than screen. Tried every option in Television set-up menu to correct and no change in picture. What is the problem here?

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Are you connecting box to tv using HDMI or component cables?

If so, check under menu - settings to make sure tv is set for 16:9

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Are you connecting box to tv using HDMI or component cables?

If so, check under menu - settings to make sure tv is set for 16:9

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
radford2
Newbie

Using coax cable. Do I limit my TV/cable box functions by not using HDMI?

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
Airwolf1
Enthusiast

@fordlee wrote:

Using coax cable. Do I limit my TV/cable box functions by not using HDMI?


Yes

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
radford2
Newbie

ooh. Only choice going to box is coax. But can move box and make connection from box to tv HDMI instead of coax. This would help? Does the 16:9 setting still apply?

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Absolutely need to be HDMI or component to get HD picture.

And yes, 16:9 still applies.

May auto select once you use HDMI, but can't be 100%.

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
radford2
Newbie

Yup, worked... rookie mistake. HDMI or better after the box.

Thanks

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
PeterFL
Enthusiast

I have a somewhat similar issue: SOME (HD) channels appear in full picture, others (such as BBC, channel 107) appear in smaller format. How do adjust? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Any channel less than 500 is not HD.

how is TV connected to stb?

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Re: Picture size too small, HD smart TV
tns2
Super User
Super User

@CRobGauth wrote:

Any channel less than 500 is not HD.

how is TV connected to stb?


Most channels less then 500 are not HD.  In some areas a few local subchanneks in the 400's may be HD.

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