How come when I plug my laptop into my TV the picture on the TV is really small?

by on January 29, 2010

Q: I connect my laptop to my new TV using a monitor cable to watch shows I downloaded from iTunes but when they come up on the TV screen the picture is very small. Is there a setting on my laptop that I should change to make this bigger?


2 Responses to “How come when I plug my laptop into my TV the picture on the TV is really small?”
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    Have you tried changing the resolution for the TV on your computer? When you connect a monitor or TV to a laptop you have the option to set the resolution so the fix might be as simple as going into your “Control Panel” and then select “Display” and then “Settings”. You should be able to tweak it here so that it is the correct size.

     
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    Thanks, Matt! That was perfect – I didn’t realize I could set both the tv and the laptop resolution separately using that method.