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How to Disable Vizio TV Zoom Mode

Hello everyone, today in this article we will show you how to Turn off Vizio TV zoom mode. Are you one of those poor souls with a Vizio TV set to a certain zoom mode? Are you tired of people’s faces being greatly magnified or channel logos or scrolling text at the bottom partially disappearing from the screen? Maybe you’re also tired of the top and bottom of your images being cut off. These scenarios are incredibly annoying. If you’re watching Hollywood movies like Jurassic Park and the heads of the animals are cut off at the top of the screen, it drastically affects the impact of the movie. So, without further delay, let’s get started.

If you recently purchased your HDTV Vizio, you’ve probably noticed some (or all) of the channels coming close. This is because the default display on the Vizio is set to display 1080p HD channels. However, there are still many channels that are not broadcast at this particular resolution. In fact, some of them still have a traditional 4: 3 aspect ratio. To solve this, you need to go into the Zoom settings and change them manually. But before you start, you might want to know what kind of zoom setting fits what kind of screen. This article will explain both.

Steps to Get Out of Zoom Mode on Vizio TV

Types of zoom settings in Vizio HDTV

Vizio TV has four different zoom settings that you can change at any time.

First, there is the Normal mode. If you set the zoom to normal, it will return to its default aspect ratio. There will be no zoom, so the image will display naturally.

For example, if you are watching a channel with a 4: 3 aspect ratio, you will see black bars on both sides of the screen. So if you want to get out of zoom mode, your task is to change the screen back to normal.

The second mode is Zoom. This setting only enlarges the screen if there are black bars visible on either side (depending on the aspect ratio). While in this mode, you may notice that some channels are zooming in, while the others are displayed regularly.

So, you have the Large setting. This will stretch the image and also remove the black bars in the process.

Finally, there is a Panoramic mode. This mode will stretch the left and right side of the screen while leaving the center portion intact. If you are viewing a 4: 3 aspect ratio with this setting, you will notice that part of the image is cropped.

So, let’s see how to revert the zoom to normal.

Return the zoom mode to normal

If you have a Vizio remote, zooming out should be a fairly simple process. First, turn on your TV and grab the IR remote. Then follow these instructions:

  1. Press the “Menu” button on your remote and wait for the sidebar menu to appear. The button should be in the upper right.
  2. Use the arrow keys on the remote control to navigate to the “System” menu.
  3. Press the “OK” button to access the menu.
  4. Navigate to “Accessibility” at the bottom of the menu.
  5. Highlight “Zoom Mode” on the next screen.
  6. Press the “OK” button to deactivate the zoom mode and return the screen to normal mode.
  7. Press “Exit” to close the menu.

This should return the screen to normal.

If you ever want to change the zoom setting again, just follow steps 1-5 above and press “OK” on your remote. Switch between different modes until you find the one that suits you best.

Prepare your TV for any picture

As you can see, getting out of zoom mode in Vizio is a simple task. But make sure you haven’t lost your remote, as it will make it a lot more daunting than it actually is.

With different zoom options, you can configure your TV for any opportunity. If you want to watch a 1080p HD channel, you can switch to a Large mode. On the other hand, for a 4: 3 broadcast, you can easily exit the zoom mode.

Final Words

We hope you like our article on how to disable Vizio TV zoom mode. Turning off the zoom mode is a simple task. We can use different modes depending on what kind of video you are watching. For example, if you are watching a video in 1080p, you can set the mode to Wide. If you are watching the video in 4:3 ratio, you can set the mode back to Normal. Try out which zoom mode suits your streaming and change the resolution on Vizio TV accordingly. So, if you like our article, share it with others.

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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