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Display too big
Nov 3 2015, 6:07 am
By: staxx  

Nov 3 2015, 6:07 am staxx Post #1

Okay so originally my display became "less crisp" out of the blue one day, could have been from my daughter or something else, not quite sure. Anyways tried updating my graphics driver and it fixed the issue, but now the computer display is too big for my tv screen, resolution is still the same 1280x720. If i change it to the one below it 1152x648 the display becomes smaller and doesnt meet the edges of the tv.

Any ideas on how to fix this?


Nov 3 2015, 4:07 pm NudeRaider Post #2

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I have trouble figuring out what you mean with
the computer display is too big for my tv screen, resolution is still the same 1280x720
Any flat screen (tv or monitor) has a native resolution that it runs best in. Usually 1920x1080@60Hz. (or 59Hz) If you use that everything should be displayed properly automatically. If you manually downgrade the resolution it becomes a little blurry but everything will be larger. As a side effect the timings might become off and you'd have to auto adjust (CRT monitors/TVs or those connected via VGA) or rarely even manually adjust the screen position. Modern graphics drivers usually have that somewhere in the menu. e.g.:

> less crisp
Maybe the ClearType got deactivated and the update reactivated it?

Nov 3 2015, 9:16 pm Fire_Kame Post #3

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Some television screens have options like "movie mode," and those will stretch the image inm different ways sometimes. Your daughter might have pressed buttons without knowing and that might be overriding everything else.

Nov 3 2015, 11:59 pm Lanthanide Post #4

I suspect what he means by the "display is too big for the TV", is that the desktop is literally to large to all be displayed on the TV at once, and you have to 'scroll around' to see the edges of the desktop.

I think that's related to the resolution of the signal being output being greater than the resolution the TV can support. I've only ever dealt with these things on an ad-hoc basis so can't really offer any suggestions further than to check those things.


Nov 4 2015, 1:49 am staxx Post #5

Lanthanide is correct, although minus the scroll around because it just remains permanently outside the edges of the tv screen. To clear up the tidbit about resolution still being 1280x720, meaning the resolution was 1280x720 before the driver update and everything fit perfectly to the edges of the tv, and it is still 1280x720 after the update except now obviously, too big to all be displayed on the tv screen.

Tried the "view mode" on my tv remote and the only option it gave was stretch. So I think it's safe to rule that one out since nothing else can be selected.

Cleartype i checked as well before the driver update, it was enabled.

The menu that is shown in NudeRaider's photo looks like what I need, but I don't see any option of that sort in the ATI catalyst control.


Nov 4 2015, 2:43 am Generalpie Post #6

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Quote from staxx
Tried the "view mode" on my tv remote and the only option it gave was stretch. So I think it's safe to rule that one out since nothing else can be selected.
When I would connect my laptop to my TV, the view mode had the same effect. Stretch always had an inch of screen outside of the display on all sides, widescreen letterboxed the top and bottom of the display, letterboxed set the image to a pseudo 3:4 scale, and Source/Smart Stretch was a pure output without any other post processing being added.


Nov 4 2015, 6:03 am staxx Post #7

THIS fixed my issue, in case anyone ever has this same thing happen to them.


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