Some of the picture is missing on my new mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by felixen, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    I have the mac connected to my LE40M8 Samsung tv, but some of the picture is missing. For instance I dont see the "equivalent-to-start-button" in the upper left corner. Its like something is missing on each side of the screen. I tried changing the resolution, but its either as it is now, or its a small square that doesnt fill out the whole screen. How do I fix this?
  2. azdunerat macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    open system preferences, go to display and turn off overscan.

    Now go into your TV stretch mode and adjust your display size. Some work great some will not. I know for a fact Toshiba has a native display setting that works perfect with a mac mini
  3. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    Different TVs require different settings. For example, on my Panasonic plasma, getting the desktop to fill the screen perfectly requires that I have overscan ON on the computer, but OFF on the TV.

    And the "stretch mode" (by which I guess azdunerat means the aspect ratio control) on your TV won't make any difference to the visible area of the desktop, whereas the overscan control will. What you want is for the TV to be in native 16:9 mode with the desktop filling the screen.

    Overscan (which may be called something else - Sony Bravias call it "Fixed Pixel", for example) will, if available, be in one of the setup menus for your TV.
  4. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    I went through the screen settings, and in the menu where you select widescreen, 16:9 and so on there was one called just-scan

    So I hit that one and now it fills out the entire screen ;) Im slowly getting there, now I just need to find the perfect keyboard/mouse and Im all set hehe

    thanks guys
  5. Spares macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2009
    For a keyboard id recommend the ones that have a trackpad built in, that is of course, if your using it from a chair in your living room with your tv on the wall or in an entertainment center.

    somthing like this... while on the pricey side it was just the first that popped up, bluetooth etc there are tons of options like this one,EN
  6. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Ive been looking at exactly that one but apparently they dont make those in denmark - not the mac edition at least. But I am looking for something similar. I think this one has a very cool design. Looks slim and slick, so it really sucks I cant get it. Do you know any similar keyboards?
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Apple Wireless Keyboard. Cheaper and better.
  8. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    yeah and it looks sick but ill be having a problem with the mouse. I hear a laser mouse works fine on a bed but still, I would prefer a mouse pad on my keyboard
  9. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    anyway I know I probably have to find a samsung forum for this, but my TV (LE40M8) has something called Home Theatre PC in the menu, but I cant click it. Its just gray like its not available. In the manual it says that it makes the picture quality better on a computer, but it doesnt say anything about how to activate it. Could it be it only works with windows??
  10. Slava macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2006
    I just setup my Mini with Samsung TV yesterday and had the same issue, this hint helped me to fix it -

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