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My flatscreen LG tv picture only takes up 1/6 of the screen

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My flatscreen LG tv picture only takes up 1/6 of the screen when in TV cable mode is on. Gives a full picture when DVD is being played
JA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?
Customer: model 47LV4400-UA built in 2011
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: menu works full screen when DVD is played
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Nothing happened that I am aware of. I unplugged it when it first happened and when I turned it back on the full screen came back. That hasn't worked since that one time. It has been this way a month
JA: Anything else you want the Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thx

I'm reviewing your details and will reply shortly.

Are you using a cable box with the TV- or direct cable from the wall- no box please?

Also, whom is your cable provider please (Comcast, Charter, etc.)?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Cable bos connected with hi-def cable. Mediacom is provider

The issue is the cable box itself- not your TV, as the TV would also be displaying 1/6th screen in DVD mode if there were a problem with the TV. The only thing on a user level you can do is to reboot the Cable Box- and beyond that contact Mediacom and have them REPLACE the box (as the formatting system in the box is faulty).

First, shut the TV off and then unplug the power cord from the back of the cable box for 15 seconds and plug it back in.

Wait 2-3 minutes for the box to begin to bootup and then turn the TV on.

Once the box finishes booting, check and see if the picture is processed in a normal format, and if it is not- then contact Mediacom to have them replace the offending box.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
thank you. Will do as you say

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