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I changed my HTPC card from a 8800GTS (512mb) which on default 1920x1080 had about an inch of desktop outside of the viewing area (horizontal + verticle) Nvidia had an option in their drivers to scale the viewing area with slider bars so that it fit a bit better. I was using a AMD DVI->HDMI adapter to display on my TV.

Then I bought a 4550 with HDMI, and not only is the picture quality not as good, but when I set it to 1080p there is about an inch of black space framing the picture, and I don't see any way of adjusting the image. I can adjust my TV to "fill" or "H-Stretch" but with both the image is very skewed and its not desirable.

Is there a way to fix this? I am actually thinking of just putting the 8800 back and trading in the 4550 for computer speakers instead of using its audio over HDMI.... I thought for a card more built for a HTPC it would have more/better options and display quality.
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You need to adjust the overscan in CCC
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You need to adjust the overscan in CCC
Yes, and THIS IS HOW.

It is a little hidden in CCC.
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I tried an HDMI cable on my uncles old ATI card(1600XT) and it would not fill the screen no matter what settings I tried. Used the screen scaling tools and overscan, etc but just couldn't get it to even get remotely close to looking right. It was not filling screen and looked somewhat blurry as well. I ordered him a cheap 25ft. normal VGA cable and used a VGA>DVI adapter and it worked flawlessly from the moment I hooked it up, and actually looked much clearer. Go figure.
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Found it! I don't know why they would have that feature so hard to find, you think they would make a little bit more friendly UI...
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yea, I would have never found it if not for finding that page (while just looking around on that site for something else).
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