TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes
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(06-19-2016, 08:27 AM)NexusDude Wrote: Your TV isn't showing the edges of the Pine64's Android screen, and that's vexing. Angry  
    Android is unusable, or nearly so. Let's fix that, shall we?

    Method 1: Settings of your TV  Smile
    You can adjust the settings of your TV.  You may have already tried and failed. Can it be done?

    Which menu and sub-menu?
    There's no standard method of organizing the settings of TVs. Many TV settings seem to 
    have been organized by confused rabbits running late. However, you should definitely try 
    these menus and sub-menus:
  • Picture
  • Video
  • Advanced Video
  • Screen
  • Screen Adjustment
  • Picture Size
  • or who knows...
    What is it called?
    Look for any of these. The menu item could even be something else:
  • Overscan
  • Scan
  • Screen Fit
  • Screen Fill
  • Format
  • Title Safe / Safe Title
  • Action Safe / Safe Action
  • TV safe
  • Aspect Ratio*
  • Resolution*
  • Size*
  • Wide / Width*
  • High / Height*
    *But avoid messing with these settings, if you can help it.

    What is the correct setting?
    The correct option could be:
  • Just scan
  • Dot by Dot
  • 1x1 pixel ratio
  • Full
  • Fit
  • Off / uncheck (for Overscan)
  • On / check (if Underscan is an option)
  • 4:3 (or even 16:9) *
  • 1080p / 1080i *
  • Auto / Auto Config
  • or other options (experiment)
    So, expect to put in a little time and effort. Check all the sub-menus, and anything that could
    be a sub-menu, if you can't find it right away. It's probably there, somewhere, so look again.

    Method 2: Settings of Android
    If the above method doesn't work, or isn't ideal for you, here's a different way. (Using both
    methods, or going overboard with this one, would put a black frame around the edge of
    your TV screen.)

    In Android, go to Settings / Display / Screen scrap edge. Set width and height to ~96%.

    This method works on rooted Android 5.1.1 HDMI 20160505, found here. It does NOT work
    on RemixOS (yet, anyway), nor on Linux, OpenHab, etc. It's only for Android. I haven't 
    confirmed it to work on unrooted Android, but it probably does.

    Apply this fix every time you change to a different image of Android.

    I hope this helps.  Smile

Thanks, NexusDude. I will sticky this.


Messages In This Thread
TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by NexusDude - 06-19-2016, 08:27 AM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by Ghost - 06-19-2016, 08:59 AM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by Luke - 06-19-2016, 07:29 PM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by gbjensen - 06-20-2016, 07:17 AM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by NexusDude - 07-06-2016, 04:53 AM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by phloog - 06-20-2016, 08:36 AM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by Ghost - 06-20-2016, 08:46 AM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by 84thProblem - 07-02-2016, 09:52 AM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by tomarneson - 07-16-2016, 02:40 PM
RE: TV Screen Edge woes: 2 Fixes - by Toriless - 09-05-2016, 03:09 PM

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