Apple TV mirroring, how to get full screen?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by al82, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. al82 macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    I bought an Apple TV today solely for mirroring as my tv already has netflix built in.

    I have 55inch sony led. No matter what settings i try i get boarders on all sides.

    Any 1080p material i play lags.

    Also there seems to be a bug, sometimes when i have mirroring turned on, anywhere i click it clicks to the right of it, hard to explain. Say i click a icon on my desktop, it actually acts like i clicked on the icon 3 to the right of it.

    I really hope you get true full screen soon.

    Anyone been able to get 10.8 mac to Apple tv without any boarders?
  2. Senseotech macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    To get mirroring without borders, you must select the option in the Display prefs that says best for Mirroring, then experiment with the "OverScan" option.
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I mirror my iPad 2 by zooming the screen (x2) on my 32" Panasonic. It fits fine.
  4. al82 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    I only get options for best for airplay, best for buil in display and scaled.

    All those give boarders :-( maybe its down to the tv. This tv i have only got released 2-3 months ago.
  5. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    There should be a check box at the bottom of the screen for overscan. Uncheck it.

    Also your TV should have options which help with the same thing.

    It is one of those two. I had the same problem with my MBA - fixed by using best for TV resolution and unchecking the overscan checkbox at the bottom.

    EDIT: Also any full screen video you play from your browser will most likely lag. At least mine does using the 2011 MBA. I'm not sure about full blown MBP units with their quad core processors.
  6. al82 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. Unchecking overscan actually makes my image smaller. I can use different tv settings to mess with the picture size but it never gets it perfect always cuts the top and bottom or has borders everywhere.

    Thanks anyway, i literally tried every settings.
  7. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    This is what I had to do with my Vizio.

    The CPU is not the bottleneck for AirPlay. It's most likely your wi-fi. I have crappy bandwidth and ATV needs to buffer a lot.
  8. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    i have a new 2012 Samsung SmartTv and when i select best for airplay i get it full screen with no boarders.
  9. al82 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    Weird thing is when i use minidisplay to hdmi my sony tv has the picture perfect, where as my LG can not produce even a half decent image.

    Man it looks like the tv itself also has to be right :-(
  10. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    My WiFi is connecting at 300Mbps. Does the air have a 3x3 for 450?
  11. russty67 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2016
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    have you tried re-setting the aspect ratio on your tv. Just had the same problem aspect ratio was set on 4.3 i reset it to 16.9 and works fine now

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