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    Having trouble with 1080p full screen
    I know this has been covered but I can't seem to find an answer. I decided to hook my 2010 Mac Mini (DVI-HDMI) to my Sony 27in LCD, and it is not going fullscreen. I tried overscan and of course the top menu was cut off and part of the dock. I tried to adjust the settings on my LCD but nothing is working any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsahli View Post
    I'm not running Mavericks I'm running 10.6.8
    What's displayed is in the middle of the screen with a one inch black border all the way around
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASciFiBuff View Post
    I know this has been covered but I can't seem to find an answer. I decided to hook my 2010 Mac Mini (DVI-HDMI) to my Sony 27in LCD, and it is not going fullscreen. I tried overscan and of course the top menu was cut off and part of the dock. I tried to adjust the settings on my LCD but nothing is working any suggestions?
    Have you been to the "Display" System Preference and checked the resolution settings for the external monitor?

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    See post 2, item # 2

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/oth...c-your-tv.html

    This is a problem with using DVI on a TV instead of a computer monitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Have you been to the "Display" System Preference and checked the resolution settings for the external monitor?

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    It is a computer monitor. I have a Sony All-in-One system and the screen can double as a monitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASciFiBuff View Post
    It is a computer monitor. I have a Sony All-in-One system and the screen can double as a monitor
    That didn't answer my question (you may have been responding to bobtomay's post). Whether it's a Sony All-In-One system or not...it still acts as an external monitor for the Mac-Mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    That didn't answer my question (you may have been responding to bobtomay's post). Whether it's a Sony All-In-One system or not...it still acts as an external monitor for the Mac-Mini.

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    Yes I tried different settings, still no luck, I can go widescreen but things get chopped off the same as if I change settings on the mac.

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    Don't have DVI or VGA input on the monitor?

    Would guess Sony has the monitor set up for it's HDMI input to be expecting an external DVD/Blu-Ray player, etc. and it is using overscan. Without a way to turn off overscan in the monitor settings, you're going to need to set up a custom resolution. I used SwitchResX for awhile with my '06 DVI out MBP. Do not recall the specific resolution I used to take care of the issue on a 1080p TV.

    edit: I actually have the resolution I used in the link above.
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