Solved Make Hisense 40-inch Smart TV monitor display correctly

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March 24, 2016 at 21:57:16
Specs: Windows 7 x64Ult., Linux Mint 17.2, x64, AMD Phenom II x4 955 B.E. Deneb 3.2Ghz/ 8Gig Ram
I have a Hisense 40" Smart TV which doubles as my computer monitor, 1080p. Model: LTDN40K220WUS_1
I have an XFX ATI Radeon 5770 HD video card, 1080p.
I use Windows 7 ultimate and Linux Mint 17.2.
I use an HDMI cable to attach the TV to the Computer so I can watch HD on my pc.

The 2 problems:

Right now I'm using Win 7.
When I use the pc, it displays with a roughly 1" blank stripe around the entire screen.
When I watch regular TV without the pc it displays normal from screen edge to edge.

When I use the pc I want to make the viewable area to fill the screen entirely, How ?

I just booted to Linux Mint and it defaulted to 1360x768; This is a 1920x1080 TV/Monitor.
I changed the resolution to 1920x1080 and then it displays too much, for instance when I open a browser I can't see the menu or the exit, minimize buttons; some of the display is off the screen.

Does anyone have an idea why it does this ?


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March 25, 2016 at 06:23:40
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In Win7, open AMD Catalyst Control Center, click My Digital Flat Panels > Scaling Options, then adjust the slider so that your display fills the screen. Make sure to click Apply when you're done.

I believe you can do the same in Mint but you will have to install the ATI/AMD proprietary drivers & Catalyst Control Center.

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March 26, 2016 at 01:45:55
Thanks. Totally forgot about CCC, I downloaded the video driver years ago and burned it without CCC.

Thanks for the linux CCC link.

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