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Connection to MAC Mini

I have connected my Mac Mini via a DVI to HDMI connector. The picture quality is now great but the picture size is an issue.
The size is smaller than the screen if "overscan" is not enabled on the Mac. When "overscan" is enabled, the picture is slightly too big and any items on the edge of the screen are not in view fully.

Are there any adjustments that can be made to the TV to adjust the picture size. I can only see adjustments for picture location.

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Re: Connection to MAC Mini

No changes can be made to the picture size on the panel. Most PCs have a facility to reduce the size by software means to correct this sort of problem (for example in 'Display properties'). As for the Mac; since it's not my area of expertise I can't say for sure but I'd be suprised if it didn't have this feature.

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