What's the native resolution of the TV? You forgot to tell that essential detail.
Hi. I have a year old very cheap basic Acer computer connected to a six year old 55" flat screen TV via HDMI. My problem is that none of the screen resolutions on the computer fits the monitor. the largest one (1920x1080) which is also the recomended one, is too large. 50% of the tool bar is below the screen. The second largest one (1680x1050) which I am currently using, is too small, that is to say, too narrow. The top and bottom seems to fit the screen perfectly but there is 5 cm of black on each side.
My video card is Intel(R) HD Graphics, the latest drivers are installed. I tried to find a place to change the resolution directly on the card but can't find a place that lets me.
And as if to rub it in, I keep getting notifications several times a day saying that this is not the optimal resolution and asking me to change to 1920x1080 which is too large. Up until last year I had an older computer connected to it and it had no problems adjusting the right resolution.
I have no Idea if this next part is relevant, it probably isn't, but here it goes. This has been a problem from the beginning when I had Windows 8.1, but I recently updated to windows 10, or my computer did by itself without asking that is, and the only difference I notice is that before, in win 8.1, the black bars on each side was covering room i could use. I could move the mouse outside the screen and it disappeared behind the black bar, and icons could also be hidden there. This is gone after the win 10 update. Now the mouse stops at the edge of the black bar and won't go behind it.
Any and all answers are very much appreciated, and please, when you respond keep in mind that I do not know much about computers so explain to me as you would to an idiot. (I probably am one anyway).