Sony Bravia Aspect Ratio Settings & Problems

The Sony Bravia TV serves as one of the top TV models in the market. Aside from offering clear images and sounds, the device features settings that can enhance its performance. One of such settings is the Sony Bravia Aspect Ratio Settings.

There are many things to learn about the Sony Bravia Settings. Although they help with the position and size of the screen, the aspect ratio settings also tend to have problems. Luckily, these issues can be solved by various methods including the click of a button.

Would you like to know more about this topic? If yes, scroll through the article and find the right settings for adjusting the aspect ratio on your TV.  Now, let’s get started.

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Sony Bravia Aspect Ratio Settings and Problems

Here are some of the best settings for the Sony Bravia aspect ratio. As expected, we will also be looking at the problems that might disturb these settings. Although we prepared this article with the best research, we advise that you check the owner’s manual that came with the device.

Sony Bravia Aspect Ratio Settings

A. Wide Mode

There are different settings under the Wide Mode:

Fine Full: With this option, you can allow a 4:3 picture to fill a 16:9 screen.

Fine Normal: You can use this setting to view a 4 : 3 at its original size. At the sides of the screen, you will notice sidebars that cover the screen.

Full ( Enlarges): When the input signal stays 4 :3, this setting pushes and makes the picture larger. But if the input signal is from a high-def source, then you can use this setting to make the picture remain at 16:9.

Portable Game 1: With this setting, you can display content from the PSP. Also, these settings offer

Portable Game 2: You can use this mode to also display content from the PSP. As with the Portable 1 settings, this mode promises a picture with a black frame.

Zoom: Do you want to convert a 16:9 picture into a 4:3 letterbox format?  If yes, stick with the Zoom setting.

Captions: There are two things that these settings achieve. First, it enlarges the screen horizontally, Next, it inserts captions on the same screen.

14: 9: Looking for the best settings for displaying 14:9 perfectly?  If yes, choose the 14: 9 aspect ratio offered by the TV.

B. Display Area

Here are the different settings for adjusting the display area:

  • Normal: This mode allows you to view content at the recommended picture size.
  • (-1): This setting enables you to increase the size of your picture.
  • Screen Position: With this setting, you can adjust the vertical and horizontal positions of the screen.
  • Vertical: Do you want to adjust only the vertical position of your TV? If yes, stick to the Vertical settings and adjust the picture to your taste.
  • Reset: You can use this option to restore the aspect ratio settings (for PC) to the original values

Sony Bravia TV Aspect Ration: Common Problems & Fixes?

As with most TV brands, the Sony Bravia tends to have a few issues with its aspect ratio settings. For instance, the pictures might look off-center, stretched, or even crushed. However, these issues by easily solved via the Sony Remote

Use the Remote

  • Press the Wide Button, Zoom, and Aspect button ( depending on the button present) on the Sony Bravia Remote
  • Scroll to and choose the NORMAL aspect ratio

Do a Power Reset

  • Turn off the TV
  • Unplug the TV power cord from the outlet
  • Keep the TV off for a minute or two
  • Replug the TV and switch it on

Switch Channels

Still having issues with a poor aspect ratio? Well, hit the Remote control and move to another channel. After all, the broadcasting station might be the cause of the poor images.

Get Professional Help

Sometimes getting a professional technician can help ease the issue. But before rushing to the phone book, check the menu of the TV. If the menu also looks bent or out of shape, then you can go ahead and make the call.

Why Can’t I Change the Aspect Ratio of My TV?

Sometimes, your Bravia TV might not allow you to adjust the aspect ratio. When this happens, that means that your played content is around 480p.

Sony TV Picture Off Centre

Does the picture on your Sony TV look out of position or off-center? If yes, then you can try the following settings to put it back in place.

  • Press the Wide Button, Zoom, and Aspect button ( depending on the button present) on the Sony Bravia Remote
  • Scroll to and choose the NORMAL aspect ratio

What is the Best Picture Setting for Bravia?

Asides from setting the aspect ratio, other picture settings can help improve your viewing experience.

For SDR Content:

  • Turn off Auto Picture Mode and Light Sensor
  • Choose the Custom picture mode
  • Adjust the Contrast to 90
  • Set the Gamma to 0
  • Leave the Black Level to 50
  • Switch off the Black Adjust
  • Turn off Adv Contrast Enhancer
  • Set the Brightness to your taste
  • Keep Sharpness to 50

For HDR Content:

Since the Sony TV sets itself for HDR, it does not require any manual settings. For this reason, we suggest that you leave these settings on default. But you can adjust the Advanced Contrast Enhancer to High. As for the Contrast and Brightness, leave the Max.

For Gaming  SDR Content:

  • Leave the Picture Mode on Game mode
  • Turn off Auto Picture Mode and Light Sensor
  • Choose the Custom picture mode
  • Adjust the Contrast to 90
  • Set the Gamma to 0
  • Leave the Black Level to 50
  • Switch off the Black Adjust
  • Turn off Adv Contrast Enhancer
  • Set the Brightness to your taste
  • Keep Sharpness to 50

For Gaming HDR Content:

Settings are automatic so it would help if you left them alone. Then make sure that you set HDMI Signal Format to Enhanced.

Author

  • Danny Saunders

    Danny Saunders is a tech enthusiast. He enjoys getting his hands dirty with the features and settings of tech products and pushing them to their limits just to know how to get the best from them and how well they can endure "abuse" without breaking down. He shares his findings on this blog.