Do the new SL HDTV Resolutions fix the overscan problem?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by akm3, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    For TV's that don't have overscan control, does the new resolutions that snow leopard gives (480p, 720p, 1080p) fix the problem of either overscanning or underscanning the image? Overscanned the menu bar and 3/4's the dock is cut off, underscanned you have a 1" wide band all around the image.

    Anyone know?
  2. macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    Do you have Mirroring turned on or off? When I have mirroring turned on, the OS X screen doesn't fully fill my HDTV.

    I run it in clamshell mode and it completely fills my Samsung screen.
  3. macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    No. They don't. It's the same as in Leopard. How hard is it to implement an overscan tool like in Plex? Or at least allow you to fake a video signal like the Apple TV or Windows Media Center?

    The over/underscan issue has existed for years, and all because neither Apple nor the TV manufacturer (in my case Samsung) will issue a software fix. Pathetic.
  4. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    No, I'm on a Mac Mini so with only one display (the TV hooked up) there is no mode to 'mirror' (so it's off)

    Yes, this is a lame problem. Most newer TV's let you adjust it there. I guess with more and more TV's fixing it (and overscan itself going the way of the dodo) there really isn't much incentive for Apple to fix this.

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