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Offhand, "ghosting" is not something that can be removed via any settings. It generally indicates a fault in the signal or the processing of the TV. I need to know the following to help here:
1) What is connected to the set (cable/SAT box, DVD, etc.)?
2) What sources display the "ghosting"?
3) When did this issue occur?
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Okay, let's back up. "Ghosting" is a blurred image that trails the original image. You're referring to BARS on the sides of the screen correct?
Also since your DVD plays "full screen" (I'm assuming you mean without the "ghosting" issue you referred to), then the problem has nothing to do with your TV at all - it's your DirecTv box.
First, reboot the Cable/SAT box by disconnecting it from power for 10 seconds and plugging it back in. Upon rebooting, if the screen aspect is still incorrect, then look for the following buttons on the Cable/SAT remote:
AspectZoomHD ZoomRatio(#) symbol under the 9 key
Find any buttons with those labels and use them to attempt to correct the picture size. If you are unable to find those buttons, or they don't help, then the settings are hidden deeper in the DTV Box and I will need the BRAND and MODEL of the DTV box. If you need further assistance let me know. Before you go, PLEASE DO click at least a 3 STAR RATING, at the top of your screen. That is how I am credited for my efforts by the site. You can follow up any time as needed at no additional cost.
Your other TV's have nothing to do with this TV. You said your DVD plays perfectly fine correct?
What Input on the TV is the DirecTv box plugged into? Is it one of the HDMI ports? If so, have you tried a NEW HDMI CABLE, and also tried one of the other ports to see if the issue goes away?
AGAIN, your TV does not know the difference between a DirecTv box, a VCR, A PS3, or a DVD player. It simply takes the signal it is fed and displays it. So, IF your TV were the problem, your DVD player image would also display the same symptoms. Do you follow me here?
I would have no way of knowing how you currently have the box connected to the TV. It could be coaxial, AV cables, component video, or HDMI. Any of those are connections used - it depends on the Brand and Model of the DirecTv box (which is why I requested that information previously).
Then try a new HDMI cable in that port. If the issue goes beyond that then it indicates a fault in the set's HDMI processing, which there are no pushbutton fixes for. It would require an alternative means of connection (such as "component video cables"), or the TV's "Mainboard" would need to be replaced, and that is on average a $350 repair on this set unfortunately.
Other than that, I'm sorry for the bad news here and wish there were a quick fix.
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The box info was only needed to determine what type of connection - you said it was HDMI.
Try a new HDMI cable in that port. If the issue goes beyond that then it indicates a fault in the set's HDMI processing, which there are no pushbutton fixes for. It would require an alternative means of connection (such as "component video cables"), or the TV's "Mainboard" would need to be replaced, and that is on average a $350 repair on this set unfortunately.
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