You can adjust the picture on your Sanyo TV to make it suit your needs. Press “Menu” on the remote that came with the Sanyo TV or on the TV itself. Highlight “Picture” using the arrow keys on the remote and then press “Enter” to bring up a list of the five picture modes on your TV. Each mode has its advantages and disadvantages.
Natural – The image is displayed in its natural size, which is typically 4:3. The downside to using Natural mode is that programs naturally displaying in a 4:3 resolution often causes thick black lines to appear on the left and right sides of the image.
Cinema Wide 1 – This setting stretches the 4:3 image in Natural mode so that it reaches the far-left and right edges of the screen. The left and right edge of the image appear more stretched while the central portion of the screen holds more to the native resolution.
Cinema Wide 2 – Cinema Mode 2 is for use with programs where the native resolution is 16:9. The picture is stretched proportionally across the entire screen so that the black bars that existed along the top and bottom of the screen in the native 16:9 resolution are now covered by the image.
Cinema Wide 3 – Cinema Mode 3 is meant to be used with 16:9 native programs where you will be viewing subtitles. This mode stretches the center portion of the image horizontally, causing a few inches of the image to be trimmed from each side, and extends it slightly at the top and bottom of the image. As a result, the thick black bars that run along the top and bottom of the image are thinner and there will be no space between the subtitles and the bottom of the screen.
Full – Full Mode proportionally stretches a 16:9 image so that it takes up the entire screen. Although you will lose a small amount of the image on each side, you will not have to worry about sacrificing the image quality to make it take up the entire screen.