having trouble configuring hdtv connection to MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by theprizefight, May 24, 2008.

  1. theprizefight macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006
    I have a MBP, and bought a DVI-HDMI cable to connect to my HDTV (which i believe supports 1080p).

    I connected, and it works ok, but i cant seem to get the whole display to fit onto my TV properly. The highest resolutions it offers are 1920x1080(interlaced) and 1600x900. These work, but it cuts off the top and bottom of my screen. Basically just the menu bar and a portion of the bottom. Any way to fix this? Do I have to do some configuration on the TV? thanks in advance
  2. theprizefight thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006
    ok so I found this option called Overscan. It was on by default. I turned it off, and now I can see my whole screen. But now there are large gaps (about 2 inches) on the sides, and a bit of a gap on top and bottom. Any way to fix this?
  3. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia
    I'm having similar issues.. overscan fixes the problem, but then doesn't give me a full screen (use all screen space). Might need to look at an app to sort it out, I can't remember the app name now.. switchres, or something...

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