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Image from the Laptop doesn't fit on my TV screen

Last response: in Mobile Computing
October 10, 2008 10:44:11 PM


I am having problems with my laptops display when I plug it into my TV.
The image on my TV does not fit and is to large, so I am missing the extreme ends of the image (top,bottom,left,right).
It doesn't matter what resolution I use the image just doesn't fit.

It seems like I need to shrink the image somehow but my TV doesn't have that feature and I can't find anything on the display settings as well.

I have the Gateway 7811fx notebook but I had the same problem with the previous laptop I owned. I am using the HDMI connection in both cases.

Anyone know the cause of this and the solution?
a b x TV
a b D Laptop
October 11, 2008 3:28:28 PM

It is likely that your TV is overscaning the picture. This is to make sure that there is no blank space on the edges during normal viewing. There may be a way to adjust this in the service menu of the tv. Contact the manufacturer and see if they can tell you how.
October 12, 2008 1:54:14 PM

Thanks American Audiophile. If I find my TV doesn't have this feature is there a way to reduce the image size from the laptop?
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