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Why is there a Green Line on My Philips TV?

Having owned my Philips TV for a few years now, I was recently surprised to find an unexpected green line running along the side. I was frustrated and didn’t know what to do, so I started doing some research and testing to figure out what was wrong with my TV. After some trial and error, I eventually managed to get the green line to disappear.

In this blog post, I’m going to share with you the solution I found and the other options I discovered along the way, so that you can quickly and easily fix the green line on your Philips TV.

The green line that appears on the sides of your Philips TV is something known as overscan. This is the overscan line that shows up when a broadcast, movie, or TV show doesn’t have enough information to fill the entire screen. You can fix this by setting the resolution of your TV to 16:9 or adjusting the image size to fill the entire screen.

Tips for Fixing Green Line on Philips TV
A green line on your Philips TV is caused by overscan, which is the TV’s way of filling in the missing information from a broadcast or movie.
You can fix the green line issue by setting the resolution of your TV to 16:9 and adjusting the image size to fill the entire screen.
Screen Fit and Just Scan are useful for ensuring that images fill up the entirety of the screen.
If the green lines are appearing inside of the image, it is likely a signal problem and you should turn off the TV and check all of the physical connections.

Why is there a Green Line on My Philips TV?

Every Philips TV has a feature known as Just Scan or Screen Fit. This is useful for ensuring that images fill-up the entirety of the screen without having black spots that don’t have any visual information.

However, if a broadcast or a movie doesn’t have enough information to fill the screen, you’ll start to get these green or black lines at the edges of the frame.

These are known as overscan lines. This is simply your TV’s way of filling out the information that’s missing from the broadcast that you’re watching. These lines are perfectly normal and are not a sign of your TV being broken or damaged.

It’s worth pointing out that overscan lines can be black, white, or even static, in addition to being green.

The color of the overscan line doesn’t signal any different problem. It still all comes down to adjusting the image size on your screen and setting the resolution to 16:9.

How Overscan Works And Why It’s Actually Good

The core of this issue on Philips TVs is a feature known as Screen Fit or Just Scan. This attempts to fit an image to the resolution that you sat on your monitor.

This allows you to watch videos that would otherwise be far too small to fully enjoy on a large Philips television.

Those overscan lines are simply what your television does when it doesn’t have any information to fill the blanks.

In the same way that playing an album on a record player will sound wrong if set to the incorrect speed, footage on a television will look wrong if set to an incorrect resolution.

Screen Fit and just scan help you enjoy content on your full-size Philips TV, but it might also require you to adjust the resolution and image size to get rid of those overscan lines.

How to Fix the Green Line on My Philips TV?

Fixing over scanlines is about knowing what has caused them. The most obvious fixes are going to be adjusting your screen to a 16:9 resolution and then increasing the image size until it fills up the entire screen.

Green lines that appear inside of the image itself rather than on the edge could be a sign that your TV is experiencing a signal problem and needs to be turned off for 30 seconds while you check all of the connections.

Fixing Overscan Green Lines On a Philips TV

Fixing the overscan lines on a Philips TV is simple and easy. All you need to do is set your resolution to 16:9 and then increase the size of the image so that it extends just beyond the edge of the television.

This will force all of those over-scan lines outside of the visual field so you can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows without any intrusive lines on the edge of the frame.

Fixing Green Lines Caused By Signal Problems and Glitches 

If your green lines are showing up inside the image, there’s a good chance that your Philips TV is experiencing a connection problem.

The first step to fixing these is to turn off your Philips television and leave it off for 30 seconds.

While your Philips TV is off, you should check all physical connections to ensure that your TV is securely plugged in and nothing is getting in the way of your connection.

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