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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 2009-07-04, 06:00 PM
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Did you do as suggested in this thread and reboot the STB by unplugging it for a while, or by calling *C and asking for a reset?

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 2010-01-24, 12:37 AM
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Super annoying Overscan Issue, please help

OK so a few months Ago i was watching tv and i started to notice an overscan issue.

Annoyed yes, but the next day it disapeared.

but a few weeks ago it has returned again to serious dismay.

for example, watching hockey night in canada on saturday and the whole game score tab at the top is cut off

i thought maybe this was the tv but, do to my unique television set-up i have found out it is not

I have a DSR 505 with the F8 firmware conected via DVI-HDMI cable to a Samsung HPS5033X Plasma television (which has no overscan seting to my knowledge) and the audo comes out via optical to receiver

ALSO however is a component lead running out of box to HD televisio in kitchen, these tv also suffers from the overscan
this tv is a Legend brand LEC1525 (purchased from the brick roughly 3-4 years ago)

I beleive it to a starchoice issue but id really want to make sure its not on my end before attemptiong to deal with them

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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 2010-01-24, 12:46 AM
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Just hit the "Aspect" at the top left of the Shaw Direct remote a couple of times until you get the setting you like. That should fix it.

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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 2010-01-24, 12:47 AM
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If you have enough overscan to be missing all of a ticker, I suggest that you have somehow invoked one of the stretch modes on the STB (or TV). If the STB remote has an aspect button, use it. If not, reboot the STB and it may come back properly.

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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 2016-02-04, 11:11 PM
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I've had a problem like this twice, where the guide wouldn't fit on the screen anymore. I called in to Cogeco when it happened the first time, and we got through it, but this time when it happened (a couple years later), I forgot how it was fixed.

Here's how I fixed it:

With the cable box on, press the Cable button (at the top), and press "Power", then after 1 second press "Menu". The "Pace User Settings" menu will appear. From there, enter the "TV Display Capability" section. From this list, all of my options were somehow set to "NO", except for the very last one "1080p60, which was set to "YES". Press the "OK" button on the remote to toggle. Just start turning the options back on, and your display should return to normal.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 2016-02-05, 12:22 PM
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Is this an issue with Standard definition versus HD? I find when I stretch the picture to fit the screen (in SD) parts of the picture are cut off. The guide is also stretched out beyond the edge of the screen.

I did not realize when I posted this that your post was from six years ago. I am sure the problem has been solved, but my advice could help others currently in the same situation.

Last edited by cableredneck; 2016-02-05 at 12:25 PM. Reason: didnt't realize post I answered was old
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