Adventures in Home Theatrics
February 11, 2010 1:01 PM Subscribe
My brand new HP Pavillion Laptop, running Win7 comes with an HDMI out port. My HD LCD TV has an extra HDMI-in port. The TV's Native Resolution is 1820X1080
When I connect the two, PNP detects a generic large screen tv with a resolution 1820x1080 and sets the screen res at those dimensions. This results in very substantial (unacceotable) amount of overscan.
I can fix it (almost) by going into Win7's graphic properties dialogue and selecting a custom aspect ratio in which both Horizontal and vertical are reduced to 45% of normal.
Whats causing the over scan??
Doesn't 1820x1080 = 1820x1080?
Is there a better way to fix this than my kludge?
(The TV isn't trying to change the picture shape to letterbox etc. pix shape= normal)
posted by Fupped Duck to Technology (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite