Can't get a good screen resolution

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hoverX, May 16, 2009.

  1. hoverX macrumors member

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    Hey,

    So i took the plunge and bought a mac mini. I'm having one problem. Whatever i set my display resolution to the display is either bigger than the screen (i can't see the edges) or there is a black border around the image. I'm using a Samsung 42" 720p tv as the monitor.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Did you turn off overscan in the System Preferences->Display->Options pane?
     
  3. hoverX thread starter macrumors member

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    with overscan off there is always a black gap around the border.
     
  4. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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  6. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    That is spot on for the display, are there any aspect ratio adjustments on the TV?
     
  7. hoverX thread starter macrumors member

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    my only options are 16:9 and 4:3. i'm in 16:9 now and there is a small border. 4:3 gives a much larger border.
     
  8. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    how big is the border now? could you take a pic and upload it? :)
     
  9. hoverX thread starter macrumors member

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    it's about half and inch at the top and 3/4 of an inch at the sides (sorry don't have a digital camera)

    I'm connecting to the TV through HDMI, could that contribute to the problem?
     

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