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    • sg0102
    • By sg0102 5th Aug 18, 7:31 PM
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    TV Aspect ratio keeps changing itself!
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    • 5th Aug 18, 7:31 PM
    TV Aspect ratio keeps changing itself! 5th Aug 18 at 7:31 PM
    Evening,

    An odd one. My, 10yr old, Philips TV needs to be set in a Widescreen ratio for the Sky box etc to be correctly sized. For some reason it has started automatically resetting itself to “Super Zoom” every time the tv is turned off (off or on standby).
    The original remote is bust so I am using my Sky remote, but it works effectively. I can change the ratio back each time, but it doesn’t “stick” if the tv is turned off!!
    I’ve tried resetting to factory settings, I think, and it doesn’t seem to change anything.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Steve
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    • sg0102
    • By sg0102 10th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
    Bump! Anyone ??
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Aug 18, 10:05 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:05 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:05 PM
    There's probably a battery or capacitor on the circuit board that should help to remember your settings. If this has gone bad the settings don't get stored.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 10th Aug 18, 11:26 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:26 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:26 PM
    Your telly is old.

    Make do with the workaround you describe or buy a new TV.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 10th Aug 18, 11:48 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:48 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:48 PM
    On some TVs you may need to "Save" the zoom through the onscreen menu otherwise it will revert to the last saved zoom setting.
    • prowla
    • By prowla 11th Aug 18, 12:17 AM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 12:17 AM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 12:17 AM
    Is the resolution set to Auto?
    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 13th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
    check your auto settings on the sky box as well. HD channels, for example with old film/programs with show it in 4:3, if on auto, it will try converting to wide screen


    my money is on the auto settings on either your TV, Sky box or both
    • simmons
    • By simmons 13th Aug 18, 8:37 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 8:37 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 8:37 PM
    Evening,

    An odd one. My, 10yr old, Philips TV needs to be set in a Widescreen ratio for the Sky box etc to be correctly sized. For some reason it has started automatically resetting itself to “Super Zoom” every time the tv is turned off (off or on standby).
    The original remote is bust so I am using my Sky remote, but it works effectively. I can change the ratio back each time, but it doesn’t “stick” if the tv is turned off!!
    I’ve tried resetting to factory settings, I think, and it doesn’t seem to change anything.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Steve
    Originally posted by sg0102
    ##Hi may also be worth turning the HDMI control on the Sky box to off, it can send signals to the tv to make it switch incorrectly.
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