9602 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 4:08 PM by Kathleen714
New here. I've just purchased 2 of the new mac minis, and 2 new LG 32" 1080p hdtvs (32LD450) for displays. They are for my new computer room for Christmas for my wife and I. But, with Best Buy's 14 day exchange policy, I hooked both of them up to see if the resolution was good, and too make sure both minis worked right. I went with the hdmi to hdmi setup, and when I turned on the minis and tvs, the page size was smaller than the screen size. I went into the preferences/display settings and 1080p was recognized. I kept this setting, and 'under scan' setting was available. I messed with that a little, but could not get it perfect. Then, I pointed my cursor over the bottom right corner drag and pull tab, and adjusted the page to full screen. The page size and resolution is perfect now. One thing, though... It seemed that whenever I switched to a different app that several times I had to adjust by the bottom right corner page pull tab to get those page sizes perfect also. But after I adjusted it one time, it was set every time when I went to that app again. I'm pretty sure that everyone who has had the page size/fitting screen issue has tried the page pull tab, but this seemed to work for me.
When using 1080 or 720 TV modes on the mini,
the way to correct overscan/underscan issues is on the TV
itself somewhere, on some menu (all depends on the TV make)
there should be some format setting. In the selections, there
should be a choice to "fit screen" or something to that effect.
I did this with my Samsung and all works fine without having to
mess with any video settings on my mini other than changing
the display resolutions if I want to. The TV automatically fits the
whole desktop on the screen.
To simply solve the overscan problem (top menu goes off screen) on a Panasonic TCP50VT25 3D HDTV I did the following:
1. Installed and purchased DisplayConfigX ($12) on the Mac mini.
2. Created a new Resolution using - HDTV 720p
Resolutions tab then + to create new, pick HDTV 720p:
Horizontal Pixel - Active = 1280, Front porch = 80, Back porch = 216
Vertical Pixel - Active = 720, Back porch = 22
3. Click Install tab and <install> then restart.
I wanted to use 720p because higher is too hard to see screen across the room. Get mobile mouse for your iPhone and you are set!
Note: If you really start tweaking on the display with DisplayConfigX, I recommend using Vine Server and VNC client to get a remote display if you mess up and end up with a black screen.
I posted this again in another thread seeing someone else is having the similar problem on another TV. I had it on 2 different sets. The utility should work on another TV tho settings might be slightly different.