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How To Adjust the Computer Screen Size on a TV

How To Adjust The Computer Screen Size On A Tv

Connecting your PC to a TV might seem easy, but it involves a lot of complications. You can struggle to adjust the computer screen size on your TV as it may appear smaller or distorted on a more prominent display.

Quick Answer

To adjust the computer screen size on the TV, press the “Menu” button on the remote and press the “Input” button to select the correct input source on your TV. Next, find the “Display Settings” on the television and change the aspect ratio to 16:9.

We have put together a detailed guide for you on adjusting the computer screen size on TV. We will also discuss changing the size of your Mac screen on your television.

Adjusting the Computer Screen Size on a TV

If you are wondering how to adjust computer screen size on TV, our 6 step-by-step methods will help you perform this task without much hassle.

Method #1: Using TV Display Settings

To adjust the computer screen size on your TV, change the display settings on your television with these steps.

  1. Hit the “Settings” or “Menu” button on the remote.
  2. Press the “Input” button on your smart TV’s remote.
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  3. From the menu on the screen, select the HDMI input where your PC is plugged in.
  4. Find the “Display Settings” from the “Settings” menu on the TV screen.
  5. Change the aspect ratio to 16:9.  

Method #2: Using Display Settings on a PC

It is also possible to adjust the computer screen size to fit the TV screen by changing the display settings on your PC using these steps.

  1. Right-click the desktop on your PC to open the “Display” menu.
  2. Click “Display Settings” and ensure you are on the “Display” tab in the left pane.
  3. Under the “Scale and layout” section, find “Display resolution” and select 1920 x 1080.
  4. If the computer screen is still not fitting the TV screen, change it to 1600 x 900 or 900p.
  5. Click “Yes” on the pop-up window to confirm the changes.
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Keep in Mind

The screen resolution for full HDTVs is usually 1920×1080, and for a standard HDTV, it will be 1366×768.

Method #3: Changing TV Resolution

If your computer runs on an NVIDIA graphics card, you can adjust the screen size on your TV by changing the television’s resolution with these steps.

  1. Right-click the desktop on your PC and click the “NVIDIA Control Panel” from the menu.
  2. Under the “Display” section, choose “Adjust desktop size and position”.
  3. Select the “Second monitor” and ensure that it’s your TV.
  4. Click the “Aspect ratio” under the “Scaling” head.
  5. Click the “Size” tab and check the “Enable desktop resizing” option.
  6. Select “Resize” to manually drag and adjust the screen size.
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For computers running on an AMD graphics card, do these steps to change the computer screen size on the TV.

  1. Type “AMD Settings” in the search bar on your PC to open it.
  2. Choose “Display” on the top.
  3. Find the “HDMI Scaling” slider.
  4. To adjust the scaling, slide the HDMI scaling bar to the right. You will see the computer screen size changing on your TV.
  5. Once your PC’s screen fits perfectly on your TV, exit from the settings.
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Method #4: Using the Scaling Options

With these steps, you can also adjust the computer screen size on your TV using the PC scaling option.

  1. Open “Settings” on your PC and select “Display” from the “System” tab. 
  2. Find the “Scale and Layout” section and change the scaling to 100% or 200%.
  3. If this doesn’t work, go to “Advanced scaling” and enter a custom scale from 100% to 200%.
  4. Click “Apply” to change the scaling and exit from the “Display” settings.
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All Done!

You have successfully adjusted the computer screen size on your PC to fit your TV display.

Method #5: Changing the Refresh Rate

You can also adjust the computer screen size on your TV by changing your PC’s refresh rate to make it readable for the television using these steps.

  1. Open “Settings” on your PC and select “Display” from the “System” tab.
  2. Navigate to “Scale” > “Advanced display”.
  3. Choose “60 Hz” next to the “Choose a refresh rate” option
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Method #6: Changing the Picture Size on a TV

You can also adjust the computer screen size on your TV by changing the picture size from the TV’s Settings menu.

  1. Turn on your TV and press the “Settings” button on the remote.
  2. Select “Picture” and go to “Picture Size Settings”.
  3. Choose “Picture Size” and go to “Custom”.
  4. Find “Zoom and Position” and drag the slider below to adjust the screen size manually.

Adjusting a Mac Screen Size on a TV

If you have connected your MacBook to your TV, you can adjust the screen size in the following way.

  1. Select the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your Mac screen.
  2. Choose “System Preferences” and click “Displays”.
  3. Select “Scaled” and choose “1920 x 1080” as the screen resolution.
  4. If your TV is still not showing proper resolution, change the screen resolution to “1600 x 900”.
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Summary

In this guide, we’ve discussed how to adjust the computer screen size on a TV. We have also looked into changing the Mac screen size on your television using simple step-by-step methods.

Hopefully, one of these methods has worked for you, and your PC screen now fits the bigger display.

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