MBP hooked up to new Sony LCD tv but mac dvd player won't use full screen for movie

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BlurredCrusade, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. BlurredCrusade macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
    I have my MBP hooked up to a new sony LCD tv. I can use the TV as a monitor fine.

    But when I play movies on Mac's dvd player (and front row), I can't get the movies to take up the full screen of the tv. I know the some movies will have black bars on top and bottom to make up for the aspect ration, but it seems like these bars are way too thick for the tv.

    Is there some setting I've missed? Some way to make the dvd player recognize the aspect ratio? Or better way to get the mac to use the full screen of the tv?

  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Drop DVD Player and download VLC. Not only does it play almost anything, but it gives you much better control over how your video displays (i.e., adjust or crop the picture to get the aspect ratio you want).
  3. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    Have you tried changing the overscan/underscan of the TV?

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