Desktop computer on a 4k TV Black strips on the side - only fullscreen

  1.    23 Jun 2018 #1

    Desktop computer on a 4k TV Black strips on the side - only fullscreen

    Hello Everybody,

    For my first thread on this forum, I have a little issue with the display of my computer on a 4k TV screen.
    Actually, windows fits perfectly on my 4k TV. No black stips.
    However, when I put for example a youtube video on fullscreen, it doesn't cover all the TV, I have two black stips on the sides. (I just verified, some movies I have do the same).
    Please note that on youtube, the advancement bar fits the screen on fullscreen, only the video doesn't.

    Any help please.
    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    24 Jun 2018 #2

    It seems to me that this is probably because the aspect ratio of the video does not exactly match the aspect ratio of the TV - in which case you either have black bars somewhere or you view a distorted video. Personally I prefer the black bars.
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  3.    24 Jun 2018 #3

    Hmm thanks for the reply.
    So in this case, is it possible that I make the windows screen wider that the TV so when it is fullscreen it covers all the TV?
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  4.    24 Jun 2018 #4

    If you scale up the Windows display so it is larger than the screen then you may find that you can make your full screen videos fill the screen - but you may also find that Windows is then difficult to use (the taskbar will be off screen for starters)
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  5.    24 Jun 2018 #5

    It is okay, I will only do that when extremely necessary.
    However how can I do that? In the settings the max I can get is 4096x2160.
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  6.    24 Jun 2018 #6

    There is usually a setting in your graphics card driver software that will allow you to do this.
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  7.    24 Jun 2018 #7

    Actually I tried the resolution 1980x1080 and it fit the screen on fullscreen...
    Thanks for the help
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       24 Jun 2018 #8

    Stark19 said: View Post
    Actually I tried the resolution 1980x1080 and it fit the screen on fullscreen...
    Thanks for the help
    1920X1080 should fill the screen exactly.

    As should 3840X2160, which is the native resolution of a 4k TV.
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  9.    25 Jun 2018 #9

    Yes yes, both do. But I was talking about videos on fullscreen mode that do not fit the screen.
    It is indeed a matter of the aspect ratio of the videos. They are full hd videos so they fit on full hd resolution and not 4k resolution.
    That is what I think anyway.
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