I have a square TV screen and the graphics or logos are cut off on the side of my screen. How do I fix this?

Most TV content is now broadcast in a widescreen (16:9) format. While newer TVs are built to display a wide screen picture, many older TVs (4:3) need to be adjusted. 

widescreen tv aspect ratio.jpg

To make sure you get the full picture on your 4:3 TV, you'll need to adjust the Aspect Ratio on your receiver with Freeview. Please check your user guide for detailed information on how to do this.

 The common 4:3 display options are:

  • Centre Cut or Pan Scan - Ensures that the picture fills the screen. You won't have any black bars around the picture but you will lose the edge of any graphics and miss the outer edges of any widescreen videos.
  • Letter Box - This option will give you the entire picture that is broadcast so you won't miss anything. Though you will notice black bars on the top and bottom of the picture - much like most DVDs. And, when older 4:3 (non-widescreen) content is broadcast, you'll notice a black border around the whole picture.
Was this helpful?