Mac mini -TV issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ben1l, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I've just bought a mac mini to run as a media centre. I want to connect it to my 40 inch LCD Samsung TV. I've tried all the preset resolutions and sizes but none of them seem to properly fit the TV, I loose about 2 inches on the top bottom and both sides.

    Any ideas how to get the Mac Mini to use all of the screen but keeping the resolution at 1080p (which the TV supports)?

    Thanks
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Is the TV treating it as an overscan source? Turn on "just-scan" mode or similar if the TV has one.
     
  4. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Give us more info please.

    TV Model:
    HDMI/VGA:
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    Alex.
     
  5. Ben1l thread starter macrumors regular

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    The mini is connected to the tv via mini dvi to dvi converter then dvi to HDMI. I've tried all the resolutions but the best one, and one in using now is 1920x1080. Overscan is not ticked. If I do tick it then the whole screed is used but to the other extreme and I loose some of the picture at the edges. Tv model is LE40N87BDX
     
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  9. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

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    Most tvs should have a way to stretch, unstrecth, or zoom feature try playing with those options on the tv.
     

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