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bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 06:24 PM)
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I have an older TV, running at 720p through component and the overscan with Wii U, particularly in the OS (but games too) is pretty brutal.

I saw that you can fix it within the eShop, but is this not an option at a system level? None of the games I've played (Nano Assault, Little Inferno, Mario) have the option either. How did this get overlooked? Am I just missing something?

First prick to say "buy a new TV" gets, well nothing, but you're a prick :P
madmackem
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(11-19-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Overscan is your tv, there should be a setting in your picture setting on your tv called full pixel, just scan, or the like that will show pixel for pixel 720p.
flippedb
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(11-19-2012, 06:25 PM)
Some people said changing the resolution to 1080p solved their issues. You should try it.
infinityBCRT
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(11-19-2012, 06:26 PM)
Try renaming your Input to "PC". It works for me most of the time on LG and Samsung TVs.
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(11-19-2012, 06:27 PM)
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What model tv is it?
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(11-19-2012, 06:28 PM)
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What type of display are you using? If it's a CRT or some sort of rear projection unit (DLP, CRT, LCD, LCOS, etc) there may not BE any options to adjust for overscan. In that case, there's likely nothing that can be done.

Even still, most older sets really lack any such options period.
Het_Nkik
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(11-19-2012, 06:29 PM)
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I have an old HD CRT so overscan is inherent, but it is super brutal in the Wii U's case. Seems a lot worse than with my 360 or PS3. Gonna try switching to 1080i when I get off work to see if that helps.
bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by madmackem

Overscan is your tv, there should be a setting in your picture setting on your tv called full pixel, just scan, or the like that will show pixel for pixel 720p.

No man, my TV is 6 years old, LCD and made by Envision, no such setting unfortunately.

Originally Posted by infinityBCRT

Try renaming your HDMI Input to "PC". It works for me most of the time on LG and Samsung TVs.

It's running on component.

Originally Posted by flippedb

Some people said changing the resolution to 1080p solved their issues. You should try it.

My TV is 720p lol
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(11-19-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

I have an older TV, running at 720p through component and the overscan with Wii U, particularly in the OS (but games too) is pretty brutal.

I saw that you can fix it within the eShop, but is this not an option at a system level? None of the games I've played (Nano Assault, Little Inferno, Mario) have the option either. How did this get overlooked? Am I just missing something?

First prick to say "buy a new TV" gets, well nothing, but you're a prick :P

Yeah I have this exact problem on my 48" RP HD CRT. The over scan problems are ridiculous on the Wii U compared to every other console I've tried on my TV (360, PS3, Wii, etc). I just ended up just putting it on my smaller (but newer) LCD TV, but it's kind of sucks not having a big comfy couch to play on (as the TV is in my small bedroom).
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Mardak
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(11-19-2012, 06:31 PM)

Originally Posted by bryehn

I saw that you can fix it within the eShop, but is this not an option at a system level?

Yeah, I noticed that on my TV (LG 42LE5400) especially in when the circle progress shows in the corners of various apps/games.

Edit: Under my LG's Menu -> Picture -> Aspect Ratio. If I set it to "Just Scan" instead of "16:9" or "Set By Program," it shows the whole screen as expected. You can use the HOME menu as a reference (see if your Mii's colored background is all the way to the edge or if there's a gray background gap that you also see on the Gamepad.)
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DonMigs85
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(11-19-2012, 06:32 PM)
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Other than 16:9 and 4:3 what are the other screen size options?
Stormwatch
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(11-19-2012, 06:32 PM)
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I'm having the same issue. The funny thing is that in the MiiVerse and eShop windows if you go to your user settings you can actually access a feature where you can adjust the screen to fit your TV. I don't know why they just didn't do this for the whole system. My TV is an older 720p Sony Bravia 32" XBR. It doesn't have any overscan options. The only thing I can do is zoom it in even further. That doesn't help at all!
AtomicShroom
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(11-19-2012, 06:33 PM)
Yeah it seems Nintendo has decided that "safe area" is now officially a thing of the past and went all out with using display space to the very last pixel.

So if you're missing stuff on the screen, hate to say it but, get a newer TV! :P
infinityBCRT
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(11-19-2012, 06:33 PM)

Originally Posted by bryehn



It's running on component.

Try renaming your component input to PC then. Used to do that back when I had a launch 360 without HDMI.
funkystudent
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(11-19-2012, 06:34 PM)
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Had a similar problem with our first LCD TV and ps3.

It really bugged the hell out of me. Most games are good about keeping overscan in mind but eventually you would get some that didn't and it was annoying having the hud cut off on screen.

Only solution was hoping for games with good overscan options and eventually I got a better TV that had options to change the overscan.


I know this isn't helpful but that my story.
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(11-19-2012, 06:36 PM)
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I'll ask again. Which tv model is it?
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Originally Posted by Stormwatch

I'm having the same issue. The funny thing is that in the MiiVerse and eShop windows if you go to your user settings you can actually access a feature where you can adjust the screen to fit your TV. I don't know why they just didn't do this for the whole system. My TV is an older 720p Sony Bravia 32" XBR. It doesn't have any overscan options. The only thing I can do is zoom it in even further. That doesn't help at all!

Pretty much my exact sentiments.

It blows my mind that the option is there for a few apps but not the whole damn system.
flippedb
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(11-19-2012, 06:41 PM)

Originally Posted by bryehn

My TV is 720p lol

Yes, I know.
shagg_187
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(11-19-2012, 06:42 PM)
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TV model?! Oh and $10 says it's 1080i and not 720p.

Call me a prick but "Buy a new TV".
bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

I'll ask again. Which tv model is it?

It's an old Envision LCD, there are no options on it that will fix this unfortunately. All I can do is change the aspect ratio/zoom and mess with noise reduction and colour settings.

Hope this is on their checklist lol
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(11-19-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

It's an old Envision LCD, there are no options on it that will fix this unfortunately. All I can do is change the aspect ratio/zoom and mess with noise reduction and colour settings.

Hope this is on their checklist lol

I'll ask again. Which tv model is it?
bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

TV model?! Oh and $10 says it's 1080i and not 720p.

Call me a prick but "Buy a new TV".

I'm not an idiot, I've had it set to 720p on my Xbox, PS3 and cable box for over 5 years.

Also, you're a prick :P

Originally Posted by flippedb

Yes, I know.

How would setting it to 1080p help then?

Model number is L32W481
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(11-19-2012, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

It's an old Envision LCD, there are no options on it that will fix this unfortunately. All I can do is change the aspect ratio/zoom and mess with noise reduction and colour settings.

Hope this is on their checklist lol

Model number man?
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(11-19-2012, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

No man, my TV is 6 years old, LCD and made by Envision, no such setting unfortunately.

There's probably a hidden technician screen where you can change the settings. I had to do that on my behemoth of a 1080i 32" CRT a few years ago. You have to be careful or you'll distort the image though.
Betta Lines
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(11-19-2012, 06:48 PM)
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why you no model number
shagg_187
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(11-19-2012, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

Model number is L32W481

Google says that model doesn't exist.
DonMigs85
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(11-19-2012, 06:50 PM)
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I searched the model number and this thread is the only result. Lol
Can you post pics of your TV's screen size options? There's gotta be an overscan or scaling setting somewhere. You have the manual too?
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(11-19-2012, 06:51 PM)
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If your TV doesn't have an option to prevent it's not us being pricks, it's you that is fucked. Non console of electronic device that I know of is having such options for handling TVs overscan, it's always on the TV side my friend.
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(11-19-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

What model tv is it?

Originally Posted by cyberheater

I'll ask again. Which tv model is it?

Originally Posted by shagg_187

I'll ask again. Which tv model is it?

Originally Posted by cyberheater

Model number man?

OP hasn't got a clue what a model number is :P
bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

Google says that model doesn't exist.

Oops, L32W461.

Either way I think I'm screwed
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(11-19-2012, 06:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

Google says that model doesn't exist.

That's quite common with some early HDTV's, according to google my old 38" 720p set doesn't exist either, not a single hit for the model number, anywhere.
HiiiLife
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(11-19-2012, 06:53 PM)
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Wyling out with the questions about model numbers. Lmao.
shagg_187
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(11-19-2012, 06:55 PM)
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Your HDTV is 768p. Enjoy the overscan.

Why not try HDMI Cable? According to Mr. Google: results vary when using VGA, Component and HDMI.
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bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 06:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

Your HDTV is 768p. Enjoy the overscan.

Good times. I wish the Wii U had options like the 360 does to set to native resolution. Or at the very least run everything with a small black frame like MLB The Show does on PS3.

Originally Posted by shagg_187

Why not try HDMI Cable?

Hahaha, my receiver is equally old and I'm out of HDMI slots.

Oh also, no audio over HDMI, optical or SPDIF only.
shagg_187
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(11-19-2012, 06:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

Hahaha, my receiver is equally old and I'm out of HDMI slots.

I guess it's time to upgrade. Luckily, Black Friday is around the corner. Get a new HDTV instead.

Originally Posted by bryehn

Oh also, no audio over HDMI, optical or SPDIF only.

Well then. You're a test subject to see if WiiU will broadcast Audio through multiple sources i.e. HDMI for Video, and RCA for Audio.

Personal opinion, I would've invested in a better HDTV than getting a Wii U, considering you already own multiple gaming devices.
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(11-19-2012, 07:00 PM)
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The manual says it's got a hdmi input. Why aren't you using that?
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(11-19-2012, 07:02 PM)
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shagg is brutal in this thread

:lol
bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

I guess it's time to upgrade. Luckily, Black Friday is around the corner. Get a new HDTV instead.



Well then. You're a test subject to see if WiiU will broadcast Audio through multiple sources i.e. HDMI for Video, and RCA for Audio.

Personal opinion, I would've invested in a better HDTV than getting a Wii U, considering you already own multiple gaming devices.

Yeah good time of year to need a new TV I guess and no, you can't use HDMI for video and RCA for audio.
bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

The manual says it's got a hdmi input. Why aren't you using that?

One on my receiver is taken up by my cable box, the other by my PS3. I could try a splitter, but then I'm stuck with the audio issue.

Yeah, my gear's old, but it looks and sounds fine (to me at least). I'm really hoping they decide to correct this at a system level. I'm sure as hell not the only one in this position
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(11-19-2012, 07:08 PM)
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shagg_187.

Lol.
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(11-19-2012, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

One on my receiver is taken up by my cable box, the other by my PS3. I could try a splitter, but then I'm stuck with the audio issue.

Yeah, my gear's old, but it looks and sounds fine (to me at least). I'm really hoping they decide to correct this at a system level. I'm sure as hell not the only one in this position

You could try hooking it up directly to the tv using HDMI to see if that works. If it does. You can get a hdmi splitter that will split out the audio via spdif or coax for your amp.
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(11-19-2012, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by AtomicShroom

Yeah it seems Nintendo has decided that "safe area" is now officially a thing of the past and went all out with using display space to the very last pixel.

So if you're missing stuff on the screen, hate to say it but, get a newer TV! :P

Thank god Nintendo did it. TV manufacturers shall have no choice but to stop that nonsense.
bryehn
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(11-19-2012, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

You could try hooking it up directly to the tv using HDMI to see if that works. If it does. You can get a hdmi splitter that will split out the audio via spdif or coax for your amp.

That is doable I guess, but frankly probably not worth the inconvenience of having to unhook something else. Most of my Wii U time will be spent gamepad-only anyways, but it's still an annoyance.
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(11-19-2012, 07:17 PM)
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Considering the number of 768 line displays that were sold as HD for years, these overscan issues could lead to tons of head-scratching on the average end user side.
Mardak
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(11-19-2012, 07:18 PM)

Originally Posted by bryehn

Oops, L32W461.

This is from maybe a similar model..

L32W761: http://www.aocdisplay.com/envision/manuals/L32W761.pdf

8. Aspect Ratio: Select the display aspect ratio. (Normal/Zoom/Wide/Cinema)

I would assume you're already set to Normal, so perhaps nothing you can do here.
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Pretty annoying. I have a 27" dynex tv, so I'm not shocked it doesn't look perfect on it.
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(11-19-2012, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mardak

This is from maybe a similar model..

L32W761: http://www.aocdisplay.com/envision/manuals/L32W761.pdf

8. Aspect Ratio: Select the display aspect ratio. (Normal/Zoom/Wide/Cinema)

I would assume you're already set to Normal, so perhaps nothing you can do here.

Yeah, I'm out of luck till I can get a new display.
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(11-19-2012, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

Oops, L32W461.

Either way I think I'm screwed

nah, just buy a new TV :)
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(11-19-2012, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by bryehn

That is doable I guess, but frankly probably not worth the inconvenience of having to unhook something else. Most of my Wii U time will be spent gamepad-only anyways, but it's still an annoyance.

Okay. Still worth a try to see if it would solve the problem.
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Originally Posted by Ranger X

If your TV doesn't have an option to prevent it's not us being pricks, it's you that is fucked. Non console of electronic device that I know of is having such options for handling TVs overscan, it's always on the TV side my friend.

Consoles usually have UI elements within a "safe area" so important parts won't get cut off. It seems Nintendo decided to not do this, and thus the fault would be on their end by not designing their UI around that like how everyone else does. They can't expect people to upgrade their TVs just for their console.

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