How to Adjust Overscan on Nvidia Shield


Fixing Overscan on Nvidia Shield

Overscan on the shield is another original Tasso’s Tips©® (published 11/12/2016) that has been updated to keep up with recent upgrades. The Nvidia Shield (stylized SHIELD), also known as the Shield Android TV or Shield Console, is an Android TV-based digital media player produced by Nvidia as part of its Shield brand of Android devices. (source)

What is Overscan ?

Overscan is a behaviour in certain television sets, in which part of the input picture is shown outside of the visible bounds of the screen. It exists because cathode-ray tube (CRT) television sets from the 1930s through to the early 2000s were highly variable in how the video image was positioned within the borders of the screen. It then became common practice to have video signals have black edges around the picture, which the television was meant to discard in this way. For a more detailed description on overscan, please use this Link.

Where to adjust on Nvidia Shield


If you have an older TV and an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Box, you may notice that some content is cut-off around the edges.

This is called overscan, and it can be incredibly annoying in a number of situations. Especially one of SHIELD’s primary features- gaming. Fortunately, it is an easy fix.

  1. The first thing you will want to do is jump into SHIELD’s settings menu by heading to the bottom of the home screen and selecting the gear icon.

  2. Once in Settings, head over to the fifth entry, “HDMI.”

  3. The fourth option in this menu is “Adjust for overscan,” which is exactly what you are looking for.

  4. Go ahead and select that.

  5. This is just a basic move the arrows until you can see everything type of alignment. So just follow the on-screen instructions to get all four arrows in the correct place.

  6. Once everything looks good, you can back out of this menu and the new settings will stick immediately.

If you have installed the most recent Upgrade, you will need to do the following steps.

  1.  Locate the System Cog icon now located at the top right corner and click.

  2. Scroll down to and select Display and Sound.

  3. Go to the very bottom and click on Advanced Settings.

  4. Scroll down to Adjust for Overscan and once selected, you will now see the on-screen instructions to re-align your screen.

  5. Hit the B button on the controller to return to the main screen.

Such an easy and simple fix for those who still own older TV Sets. Enjoy your gaming ! For more interesting tips and ideas on a wide assortment of topics, stop by here.

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