How can I get the content of my laptop screen to fit on my TV monitor?

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  1. vgchat's Avatar
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       #11

    If you can access your tv menu (with the buttons on it), set the resolution to "fixed".
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  2. Posts : 1,964
    Windows 10
       #12

    "but it is locked at 1920 x 1080 (Recommended)."
    You image does not show that. That was my point what is showing is wrong, it is only 30 Hz interlaced which is a TV mode not for PC use.
    I forget the detail, but the older DVI interface on the old TV may not transmit the EDID info back to the PC.

    You have to match up manually resolutions with supported modes on the TV, it is going to be 60 Hz for sure. Ideally the TV manual should tell you these. If not you are going to have to make guesses.

    OK the TV may scale up a resolution, but you have to feed it something sensible in the first place.

    Your image does show resolutions like 720 x 480 60 Hz, and 640 x 480 60 Hz. So why not select one of them.

    You can also do this by going thru the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel.

    Scaling on a TV may have various modes, the result depends on the Aspect ratio of the input and the TV screen.
    If you fit a wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio to a 4:3 aspect ratio TV if you want no squashing, stretching, cut offs then you will have black bars top and bottom.
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  3. bobkn's Avatar
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       #13

    I wonder whether the TV is set up to overscan? (That causes the edges of the image to be clipped. TVs sometimes default to that, which annoys me.)
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  4. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #14

    Jowi2525 said:
    I will look into that. I won't get to try it until Friday.
    Okay. Keep me in touch by quote.
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  5. RoasterMen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 LTSC
       #15

    You should set the aspect ratio of your TV to auto then it will fit nicely
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  6. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    It was set to 175% (max). Reducing it just made the icons at the bottom of the screen no longer show up because they were too small to make it into the displayed screen area.
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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       #17

    The usual Aspect Ratio for LCD or LED flat panel screens for computers is 16:10 or 16:9 for the wide-screen or WXGA type and 4:3 for the older nearly square panels, usually reported as Pixels hence the large numbers such as 1440x900. An example for 16:10 would be 16 inches wide by 10 inches high. For practical uses the computer and TV panels are measured diagonally as in lower left corner to upper right corner or upper left corner to lower right corner.
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  8. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro
       #18

    It sounds very much like an overscan issue, you'll have to look for the setting on you TV and change the scaling on the TV.
    (Try your best to navigate using the the TV buttons if it have any...)

    In the case of mine, it did not have one in HDMI mode. I had to end up using the VGA PC input which set the scaling as point to point on my TV, unfortunately that option doesn't show up in HDMI input mode.
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
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       #19

    So I finally got home and searched, but there is nothing in any of the TV's menu anywhere close to these things. I already searched all through the TV's menu. I just thought there might be a way to tell Windows 10 to just make it's screen a little smaller so it would fit.
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  10. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 21H1 19043.928
       #20

    Jowi2525 said:
    So I finally got home and searched, but there is nothing in any of the TV's menu anywhere close to these things. I already searched all through the TV's menu. I just thought there might be a way to tell Windows 10 to just make it's screen a little smaller so it would fit.
    What TV is it?

    The overscan setting may not be called that in the menus. For example: I have an LG OLED55B7A. (I've never used it as a monitor.) The setting is in the resolution settings, and it's just called "scan".
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