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Our M60-C3 TV is zoomed in and cutting off a large portion

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Our M60-C3 TV is zoomed in and cutting off a large portion of the top and bottom of the screen. We have the original remote and we also have Direct TV
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble, but I'll do my best to help you. Please give me a few moments to review and reply.

Expert:  Nathan replied 4 months ago.

This problem with the picture size could be coming from either the tv OR the box

Grab the cable box remote and look for a button that says ZOOM, ASPECT, WIDE, RATIO, SIZE, FORMAT, * OR # etc

On most directv remotes it is the * button.

You may need to press this several times to cycle through the different options,
and you may have to make a similar adjustment on the tv as well, until you get them both to a desired setting
typically you'd want the cable box set on 16:9 or Wide
and you'd want the tv set on Normal or 16:9

It can take a bit of fiddling to get them both matched up, but you should have a button for this function on both the tv remote and on the box remote, and will have to use both

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
None of those are an option on our remote unfortunately. When we switch it over to our Apple TV the picture is normal... not sure if that helps?
Expert:  Nathan replied 4 months ago.

It does help, and it does also confirm that the problem is the box.

Do you know which dtv remote you have?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Possibly RC73? That is the only marking on the outside of the remote.
Expert:  Nathan replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for checking, that is a basic model remote, which means you may have an old standard def (not HD) box which doesn't support any other formats.

what you would try here though is going into the dtv menu and look for the picture/display settings, and set it there to be the 16:9 format, but may also have to try fit or crop

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