Originally Posted by JDHuskey
When I hook up this tv to my computer, there is no overscan, it shows the entire screen area, but the screen area is smaller than the tv's screen so there is like an inch or two of black space all around the edges. I have it set to Full. Anyone know why it's doing this?
Quick Answer: Assuming your video card can handle it... it is one of 2 things. 1) Adjust your resolution to 1920 by 1080 and 60 MHz. 2) Under you video card display settings, there should be a spot to allow you to adjust the height and width of your display settings.
Assuming your computer is running Windows (I'm an IT guy and specialize in Microsoft, so I don't know a lot of tweaks for Macs or Linux), it is more than likely your video card driver and settings. If you have an old video card, you may not be able to do anything about it. Also, if you have an older card and want to have it hooked up to your Vizio and also a your regular computer monitor, you may have to adjust setting each time you switch back and forth.
But with all the newer decent cards (within the past 4 years or so) not only do you have a video card driver, but you also have Windows-based software settings for your card. For ATI based cards, it is called the ATI Catalyst Control Center. For NVidia, it is simply called the NVidia Control Panel. (ATI and NVidia are pretty much the only two types of cards these days, many companies make cards, but they use one of these two chipsets.)
Anyways, a lot of people do not install these programs for their cards, they just install the driver. Which works fine is most cases. So if you don't have the software installed, go to the website of your cards chipset maker and download the latest version... and download the latest driver for your video card while you're at it. Follow the instruction to install the driver and the control software.
Once you have done that, see my Short Answer.