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# 210272 20-Mar-2017 14:58
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When I cable my PC directly to the TV via HDMI and using OnDemand, the picture is wide-screen with those large black 'bands' top and bottom, and slightly 'stretched out'.

 

I've tried presetting the TV with various options such as 4:9, auto-wide, 16:9 etc, but makes no difference.

 

Why is this, and can I make it fit the whole screen?


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  # 1744561 20-Mar-2017 15:13
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Change the display resolution on your PC to match the native resolution of your TV:  i.e. 1366x768 or 1920x1080.  


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  # 1744563 20-Mar-2017 15:18
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Most likely happens because TV resolution is 4:3, i.e., being driven at resolution of 1024x768.





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  # 1744566 20-Mar-2017 15:24
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Spyware:

 

Most likely happens because TV resolution is 4:3, i.e., being driven at resolution of 1024x768.

 

 

 

 

Maybe 10 years ago.




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  # 1744567 20-Mar-2017 15:25
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Yeah, makes sense now undecided

 

PC is currently at 1920 x 1080

 

TV max resolution appears to be 1360 x 768

 

I guess I need to try lowering PC resolution and see what happens.


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You may also need to check the overscan feature of your graphics card


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