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Roku Express+ CBS NEWS TV display is one half screen size

I am using a Roku Express+ on my analog Panasonic CRT PV-DF205 TV. CBS NEWS displays on only 1/2 of the screen making it too small to view.

ALL the other channels display properly, including Amazon Prime and Apple TV. CBS News had played normally in the past. I have removed & reinstalled the app and nothing works. Systems are updated. I even tried a second Roku Express+ that was newly purchased for a different room. Nothing works. The HDMI cable is well connected and I did not switch the HDMI cable because every other app is functioning.

I cannot contact CBS and an email I sent fell on deaf ears. Roku - Can an your Roku IT department contact CBS, if that is the problem?

Thank you.  Ellen


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Re: Roku Express+ CBS NEWS TV display is one half screen size

I don't have an Express+.  On an HDMI connected set I'd suggest trying setting Settings > Display type to the TV's actual resolution rather than "Auto detect".  I don't know if the Express+ has a similar setting.

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Level 9

Re: Roku Express+ CBS NEWS TV display is one half screen size

I have the same issue using my Roku Express+ but the problem is for a different channel, Kanopy.

I raised the issue here and received various responses. The bottom line was that I could do nothing to rectify the display. It seems that some channels are coded on the assumption that you are going to be using a 16:9 aspect ration TV.

I suggest you read the post that I am referring to:

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