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How to Remove the Black Bars on an Element Smart TV

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Introduction

The Element Smart TV is a smart TV with a simple, intuitive interface and built-in ability to watch live TV with an antenna, access connected devices like a cable set-top box or game console, and stream content over the internet through different streaming channels (more popularly referred to as apps). 

If you're having issues where the TV has black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, this guide will provide some solutions that may help.
Element Smart TV with Aspect Ratio


1 Adjust Aspect Ratio

An increasing amount of digital TV programming and movies are presented in widescreen (16:9). Make sure your aspect ratio is set accordingly.

  1. To change the appearance of the screen press the ASPECT button and cycle through the options, selecting the one that best fits your TV.
    Element TV Remote with Aspect highlighted.

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The Element Smart TV is a smart TV with a simple, intuitive interface and built-in ability to watch live TV with an antenna, access connected devices like a cable set-top box or game console, and stream content over the internet through different streaming channels (more popularly referred to as apps). 

If you're having issues where the TV has black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, this guide will provide some solutions that may help.
Element Smart TV with Aspect Ratio


An increasing amount of digital TV programming and movies are presented in widescreen (16:9). Make sure your aspect ratio is set accordingly.

  1. To change the appearance of the screen press the ASPECT button and cycle through the options, selecting the one that best fits your TV.
    Element TV Remote with Aspect highlighted.