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Display is slightly too small on my LCD TV

  • Radeon
  • TV
  • Computer
  • Graphics
  • Displays
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 13, 2010 8:37:33 PM

I just built a computer with a ATI Radeon 5770 graphics card. It runs awesome, but the one problem I have is that I use a 46' Sony Bravia LCD TV as my monitor, but the display doesn't completely fill the TV screen. It is just slightly smaller but it is irritating. I have tried adjusting the resolution on the computer through the control panel as well as the Catalyst Control Center, I have made sure the aspect ratio on the TV is 16:9, and I can't think of anything else to do.

Additional Info: I have used my Dell XPS laptop with the TV as well and that fills the TV screen(NVidia 9600 Graphics).

Any Ideas?

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July 13, 2010 8:41:21 PM

there may be a setting on the TV itself that may need to be changed, something along the lines of

Wide Screen

i recall having the same issue and it turned out to be a setting on the actual TV...
July 14, 2010 3:04:52 AM

Is it hooked up via HDMI or DVI? I'm thinking HDMI. Connect it via a DVI cable if you can and your problem should go away.
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July 14, 2010 3:57:01 AM

Go into Catalyst Control Center, there should be a section called "Scaling Options" and slide it until the desktop fills the screen. You probably need to slide it all the way to the right.

Some HDTVs might have aspect ratio options that instantly fixes the issue. For example, my LG 47LH90 has an option called "Just Scan" which instantly fixed the issue w/o having to bother with CCC.