Question about connecting to tv

Discussion in 'iPad' started by paulbaker99, May 13, 2012.

  1. paulbaker99 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    I have an ipad 3 and a new hdmi connector from apple. I connected it to a 65 inch lcd. every thing i viewed went to the top and bottom of the screen but on the sides there are these black bars. is this normal or is there some way to make it go full screen on the sides?
  2. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    i could be totally wrong, but from my experience, play around with the settings on your tv.
    on my tv (46" Dynex LCD) there is a "full screen" mode [forget what they call in, but it's full screen]

    which tv model do you have?
  3. LadyX macrumors 68020


    Mar 4, 2012
    Question about connecting to tv

    Black bars on both sides will appear when your iPad is set to portrait mode. If it's in portrait and you make it full screen (which I don't think you can), it will look very stretched out and it won't look nice. When in landscape mode, it switches to full screen.
  4. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    ahh didn't know about that. I've only connected my MBP. thanks :)
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    It is normal. Your TV may have a setting to stretch if you really want to do that.
  6. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    That is normal.

    "Mirroring" is exactly what it means. What you see, aspect wise, on your 65" screen is exactly what you see on you iPad.

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