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Help with my new Blu-ray Player
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLJG
Registered: March 14, 2007
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I bought myself a Christmas present-a Sony BDP-S185/BX18. The reviews were more positive than not and it was in my price range.

Got it plugged in, ready to go, popped in the first movie and noticed right away the picture was not set up right. Especially the menus, but the rest of the picture as well, extends off the screen like I'm watching a P&S or full frame rather than the widescreen I have it set up as. It's hooked up to a Sony Bravia widescreen TV, so there should be no problem.

I've gone through the set-up and everything looks like it's configured correctly.

Any idea what's wrong? The picture is pretty good and I like everything else about it, but this is driving me nuts trying to figure out what's not set properly! Oh, in case it was the movie, I watched Dinosaurs.

Thanks!
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What kind of TV are you using and how is the player hooked to the TV?
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLJG
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Sony Bravia widescreen, it's about 2 1/2 years old. HD, um, I'm think it's LED.

Player is hooked up through a HDMI cord.
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Did you check the input settings for your television?
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Based on the model number you provided, ensure the following options are selected on your BD Player:

Under Screen Settings
- TV Type : 16:9*
- Screen Format: Original*
- DVD Aspect Ratio: Letterbox*

* Note: These are the default settings so unless you changed them they should already be set to these values.

Can you provide the model number for the television you have as it would help in providing specific options?

You may also want to check to see if your television has an overscan option; if so make sure it's set appropriately (there should be a 1:1 pixel option or something similar).
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLJG
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Thanks for suggestions! The TV one worked. Never occurred to me that the TV's picture needed adjusting. It was set on WS zoom rather than a normal setting. Looks a lot better now!
Lori
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