13 Macbook Pro external display help

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  1. iAlexG macrumors 6502

    iAlexG

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    I have just received all the cable to connect my Macbook Pro to my 40" Samsung HDTV. mini display port dvi --> dvi to hdmi adapter --> HDMI cable plus a RCA audio cable. It will connect and the sound is fine but on the TV the Menu bar (at top) is gone but only because the TV seems to be cutting it off and 1/2 inch of the dock is gone too (this is using mirroring displays). I have also tried switching off mirror displays and transfer the menu bar and dock over but you still cannot see the menu bar and you can barely see the dock, also some of the sides are cut off. Help please. Its not a huge problem but it would be nice to be able to see the whole screen.
     
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    I have now changed the tv's display resolution but that did nothing
     
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Check if you TV is set to Full Screen or another resolution. Now in display preferences, uncheck overscan and see if that helps. Try changing the resolution also. Tell me if this helps!
     
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    I have changed the tv's settings and it is fine now. Thanks I dont know why I didnt think of that.
     
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