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    Philips Support

    Can I remove the black bars or make my picture fill the screen in my Philips TV?

    Published on 2016-12-29

    Press the [Screen Format] button on the remote repeatedly to change the picture format. You can use [Format] button on remote to change formats on standard definition channels.

    For HD channels format is controlled by broadcaster. You may be offered a choice between Automatic and Wide Screen. Switch between the two may or may not change on screen format. This is normal function.

    If your screen looks like either of the following:



    This is due to how the signal is being broadcast and is considered normal reception for your TV. The format is controlled by broadcaster and can not be altered. Setting your format to Automatic may reduce side bars on some broadcasts.

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