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I have my Ubuntu 11.10 PC plugged into a TV using an HDMI input. The edges of the screen get cut off, and I can't adjust the television's settings for HDMI. I can adujust the "position and size" on the TV for all other inputs, but not HDMI for some reason, I guess it's just a limitation of the tv itself.

Ubuntu detects my TV and only offers one display resolution, 1280x720 (16:9)

Is there a way to scale down the display so that the edges won't get cut off?

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This problem is called "Overscan". Some graphics card providers (e.g. NVidia) allow you to compensate for this by reducing the size of the display area, through configuration software that comes with the drivers.

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