The edges of the TV screen are cut off, how can I fix this?

The cutoff of the screen is due to something called "overscan".  While most TV's will automatically fit the input image to your screen, some TV's may cut off a little part of the screen - about 2-5% - and stretch the remaining image to fit the screen.
The solution for overscan will vary depending on your TV. If the below tips do not work or if you are not able to find a specific setting in your TV menu, please refer to your TV manual or contact the manufacturer of your television for further information.

  • Almost all TV's have a way to disable overscanning in firmware. This is typically hidden in the "Picture" or "Input" settings on the TV's menu system, and is called either "Overscan", "1:1 Pixel mapping", "Just Scan" or "Direct Pixel Mapping"
  • You can also fix this issue on some TV models by changing the aspect ratio to "Fit to Screen" or "Fit to Actual" instead of "16:9"
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