Drivers for TV's

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  1. Zuplar macrumors regular

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    so i finally went out and bought a mini DVI adapter. also i bought a DVI to HDMI cable so i could use my TV as a second monitor. so far so good. quality and clarity are great. the only complaint i have is that the resolution it puts my TV at. as it is right now when i completely maximize something part of the screen is cut off all around. it's not a whole lot, but it is enough to where you can't use it in fullscreen. i've tried adjusting without much luck so i was just curious if there were any programs out there, or some drivers. any help is much appreciated. thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like your TV is treating the input as an overscanned source. You need to read your TV manual carefully to find out if you can switch this off.
     
  3. Zuplar thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i was thinking it may have something to do with the TV, so i tried messing with the TV settings some, but didn't really get anywhere.

    just an FYI my TV is an HP?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    All TVs treat signals as overscanned unless told otherwise. Some can be told to do a real 1-1 pixel mapping, some can't. It's model-level specific.
     
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    i was looking it up and i believe you are 100% right that is indeed because of the overscan. is there no way to turn that off through the MacBook or use some sort of program? i don't think i have the manual on my TV anymore, and am trying to find one online.
     
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    so if i'm not able to on the TV end, do i have any other option?
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Generally speaking no: it's the TV that's interpreting the signal. Your best bet would be to search on some specialist AV forums, searching for your exact TV model and one-to-one pixel mapping...
     
  9. Zuplar thread starter macrumors regular

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    alrighty, i appreciate all your help. i guess i need to find a site now, because i have yet to figure out how to turn it off, leaving me to think that i cannot.
     

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