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Intel Compute Stick Overscan Fix for Samsung TVs


So I plugged in my Intel Compute Stick into my Samsung TV and noticed that the resolution was set at 1920 x 1080 60p for both the TV and the compute stick. However, the screen was still cut off due to overscan. After some playing I noticed that Only port 1 of my Samsung TV was capable of displaying a computer screen via HDMI. The other HDMI ports would display the picture but you can see that it was cut off like the picture below.IMG_0954.JPG

I then managed to plug the Intel Compute Stick into HDMI port 1 of the TV and it was still cut off. I decided I needed to mess with my TV settings more to see if I could correct the problem. I pressed sources on the TV remote as show in the picture below.IMG_0955.JPG

I then clicked on the Tools button as seen below. This allowed me to edit the name of the source.IMG_0956.JPG

Once I clicked on Edit Name, I set it to DVI PC as shown below.IMG_0957.JPG

Magically the screen flickered and adjusted the resolution to turn of overscan on the Intel Compute Stick resulting in a perfectly fitting display.IMG_0958.JPG

Now I have my Intel Compute Stick running at full resolution on My 1080P Samsung TV. Previously it was running at 1440P with no issues on an actual computer monitor. I hope this helps some other people with adjusting the resolution on the Intel Compute Stick. If there are any other issue that you may be having please let me know and I will do my best to help out.

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12 comments

  1. You rock! Thanks so much for this post. Fixed my issue right away!

  2. Regist Online says:

    It worked for my LG TV too. Thank you!

  3. macy rodriguez says:

    when i plug my intel compute stick to my sony hd tv display shows :unsupported file”
    please help..

  4. Arct1c0n says:

    Omg thanks so much!! My Lenovo ideacentre stick was having same issue and I’ve been going insane troubleshooting it!

  5. Savvas says:

    Also worked for my LG TV! So much easier than I thought! Thanks!

  6. Ghastly1 says:

    Thanks! Not sure why this works, but it did work for me with my Samsung TV….

  7. Northernfly says:

    This really helped me out. Thank you!

  8. Jelll says:

    Worked for the display but I lost sound. Any suggestions?

  9. therealjoker says:

    you sir is a genius!! you deserved a medal!! it works like charm!! thanks a lot!!

  10. Bob says:

    Doesn’t work for me. I connected to HDMI1/DVI port. In the edit name menu, there is only the option for PC, not DVI PC. This is on a pretty old (2007) Samsung plasma. Tried various other names (VHS, DVD etc) but nothing changed.

  11. BR says:

    Fantastic! Worked like a charm. Thanks!

  12. K. says:

    This fixed the overscan issue for me on my Samsung, but it also seems to kill HDMI audio. Can’t win ’em all.

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