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Topic # 201583 25-Aug-2016 14:08
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We've a few things in 4:3 ratio and selecting that aspect brings up grey sidebars on each side of the picture which is quite distracting. Googling around finds references to a setting that would change this (to black), but I cannot find it on our TV.  Anyone know it's accessible anyhow?  Thanks.

 

 


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  Reply # 1617386 25-Aug-2016 14:12
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Menu button > Picture > Advanced Settings > Side Bar - I recommend setting it to the highest option you can stand, as it helps prevent image retention which can be just as distracting.



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  Reply # 1617393 25-Aug-2016 14:38
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Brilliant!!!  Thanks... I nearly missed "Advanced Settings' as it's not there until you move down. There's mention too of the 'image retention' thing. I thought that was the 'burn in' problem CRTs had (and didn't apply to plasmas).  But either way how can changing the sidebar color (where there's no picture anyway) matter ?

 

I set it 'off' at least for now, perhaps unwisely but we'll enjoy the 4:3 ratio much more !


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  Reply # 1617434 25-Aug-2016 15:38
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I believe it's because with the image completely off on the sides, instead of a shade of grey, that segment is actually "off", so any prior image may be retained on it, which can be quite distracting.



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  Reply # 1617439 25-Aug-2016 16:01
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Interesting, guess we'll see....  but kind of begs the question if black retains any prior image nothing could ever fade to black.  LOL perhaps we'll be real quick getting to 4:3 at first switch on!


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