1. dfaris's Avatar
    I'm using Miracast to show my phone on my TV. When I open an app like Word or Edge it works fine but the edges of the apps are off screen. It is like the vertical and horizontal adjustments on the phone are to large for the TV. Is there a way to adjust the way it fits my TV screen?
    12-25-2015 11:32 AM
  2. jhoff80's Avatar
    In my experience, you only get to adjust this once, the first time you ever run Continuum. After that, you can never adjust overscan again.

    Edit: I actually have to correct myself. Windows 10 Mobile ​neverlets you adjust this. As part of the first run wizard, it displays arrows on your screen to help you adjust if your TV has controls, but there's no on-device adjustment. Those arrows do only show the first time though.
    Last edited by jhoff80; 01-19-2016 at 05:56 PM.
    12-25-2015 12:18 PM
  3. Alexander Long's Avatar
    In my experience, you only get to adjust this once, the first time you ever run Continuum. After that, you can never adjust overscan again.
    But if you change an TV with different resolution , like 720p -> 1080p , and went back, you might be able to do that again. Most of time only 720P TV have overscan issues since their native resolution is 1366x738. But 1080p TV is natively 1920x1080 so they don't do over scan but dot to dot.
    12-25-2015 04:29 PM
  4. dfaris's Avatar
    Oh gezz, I hope i can adjust this. I only connected it to a 1080p tv and i don't remember getting an option to adjust the size.
    12-25-2015 06:32 PM
  5. Moneybear's Avatar
    On your TV remote their will be a picture size/aspect ration button. Usually be cycling through the settings, 4:3 16:9 scaled, best fit , zoom, actual size etc etc you will find one that fills the screen properly. Different manufacturers call the options different things, so depends on your setup
    edoug likes this.
    12-26-2015 04:50 AM
  6. marcox92's Avatar
    Strange little bug

    When I connect my 950 XL to the dock A message "Incorrect cable format, use the one in the box"
    (It is the one of the box)
    I tap screen and it runs normally
    Marc
    12-27-2015 01:04 AM
  7. jhoff80's Avatar
    That's really weird, I haven't seen that bug.

    For what it's worth, the error message is supposed to warn you only when you're using a USB 2.0 Type-C cable, which doesn't have the proper number of conductors for highspeed USB and (more importantly) for the Alternate mode that lets the cable carry a DisplayPort signal. But yeah, if you're using a USB 3.1 Type-C cable like the one in the box, you definitely shouldn't be seeing that issue.
    12-27-2015 01:41 AM
  8. armandojv's Avatar
    You can adjust this using the windows 8, 8.1 or 10 pc app. You connect the pc to the miracast device and then you adjust the display settings. Once this is done it will carry over to other devices that you connect to.
    Skippy07 and Daniel Ratcliffe like this.
    01-10-2016 06:43 AM
  9. Skippy07's Avatar
    You can adjust this using the windows 8, 8.1 or 10 pc app. You connect the pc to the miracast device and then you adjust the display settings. Once this is done it will carry over to other devices that you connect to.
    Thank you armandojv!! It was getting really annoying that I couldn't get it to fit the screen correctly, but your solution worked perfectly!

    -Skippy
    01-19-2016 04:09 PM
  10. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    You can adjust this using the windows 8, 8.1 or 10 pc app. You connect the pc to the miracast device and then you adjust the display settings. Once this is done it will carry over to other devices that you connect to.
    Thanks. I'll try this when I get home with the tablet and see if it crosses over to the phone. If this works you've saved my life. I'm planning on getting a 32" 720p TV but my WDA is currently configured to run on 1080p (resolution of my monitor).
    01-29-2016 05:06 AM
  11. jhoff80's Avatar
    Actually, since my last post on this, Microsoft has released a UWP version of the Wireless Display Adapter app, and Actiontec has done the same for the Screenbeam Configuration app. You can now install both of these on your phone (depending on which hardware you have) and adjust it there.
    msirapian likes this.
    01-29-2016 09:03 AM
  12. msirapian's Avatar
    Actually, since my last post on this, Microsoft has released a UWP version of the Wireless Display Adapter app, and Actiontec has done the same for the Screenbeam Configuration app. You can now install both of these on your phone (depending on which hardware you have) and adjust it there.

    Wow thanks for that! I had checked the store by mid January when I got my wireless adapter and only found an app for the Surface. This UWP version is great, I hated the idea to have to bring my surface2 with the adapter in case of.
    01-30-2016 11:32 AM
  13. dwlovell's Avatar
    On my Sony TV with the Microsoft Wireless Display adapter, I had the same issue. There was a setting in the Sony menu to choose something like "Full Pixel" for edges and this made it perfect. I did not change anything on the phone itself. When I get home I can get the exact setting, but I would look closely in your TV/display's menu rather than the phone.
    02-04-2016 12:06 PM
  14. AMRooke's Avatar
    A really good option is to install the "Wireless Display Adapter" app on your phone, then you can manually adjust the display size as needed. This app also lets you update the firmware on the adapter. This app is very handy when using monitors which do not allow user configuration (e.g. many hotels).
    11-01-2016 10:33 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Folks, Miracast and Continuum are not the same. Miracast is display mirroring which you can do with just about any Windows or Android phone. Continuum is the "desktop" experience you can only get with newer Windows 10 phones (Lumia 950 series, HP Elite, Acer Liquid Jade Primo and the upcoming Alcatel Idol 4S). As for using a wireless adapter, Actiontec has 2 different Screenbeam Minis. One is for Miracast and the other is sold as the Screenbeam Mini for Continuum. I have one of each and I can tell you, pay the extra coin for the Continuum model. They both work but the latency is greatly reduced with the Continuum version. It almost feels like a wired connection.

    Regular:

    ScreenBeam | Mini2 | ScreenBeam by Actiontec

    Unleaded:

    ScreenBeam | Mini2 Continuum Edition | ScreenBeam by Actiontec
    11-02-2016 05:07 PM

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