iPlayer question re screen size.

  onthelimit1 20:59 23 May 2012
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I've used the BBC and ITV versions on my PC for a while - thought I'd try linking Samsung netbook to the main 32in LCD TV using VGA ( the only connection the Sammy has).

The normal desktop fills the screen, but when I play a TV prog on iPlayer on full screen, there is a wide black band top and bottom, making the picture look wide and thin. I've played around with the Samsung's resolution to no avail. Is it 'just the way it is', or is there anything I can do, please.

  lotvic 22:53 23 May 2012

Found this that seems to suggest it is the screen resolution, but don't know how you would apply that to the tv screen.

  Woolwell 22:53 23 May 2012

Have you tried the TV's settings whilst watching iPlayer?

  onthelimit1 08:39 24 May 2012

Thanks both - the Evesham TV manual states that PC resolution has to be changed to adjust screen view - the usual 'wide' etc is inhibited in PC mode. I've tried modifying the Laptop resolution, but the screen just says 'unknown format. Think I'm stuck with it!

  rdave13 09:30 24 May 2012

Have a look at this thread.

  onthelimit1 13:12 24 May 2012
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Thanks rdave - tried various suggestions, but still the same , so will accept it for now.

  Woolwell 14:00 24 May 2012

Just a thought are you running the TV as a clone of the desktop or as an extended desktop?

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