Need the right configuration to set the standards for the config.txt file to set an PAL LCD 1080p.

I have tried hdmi_group set to 0, to use the preferred group. That tweak gave me sharp text although the LCD output in unscaled mode gave me a small output box screen in the centre of the LCD.

I also set these parameters that gave the same output, small centre box in unscaled LCD mode. In auto-zoom LCD mode the image did fill out the screen, although I get the sense that it leaves out to much when viewing a web page for example, just as it does in unscaled LCD mode.


The correct configuration for a 16:9 PAL 1920x1080- 60Hz are:

  • It is my understanding the default behavior is to auto negotiate the highest resolution common to both tv and Pi. Any reason 1080p is not chosen then? – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Oct 8 '13 at 15:15
  • Some displays apply overscan, even on digital inputs. Is it a TV display by any chance? Try changing overscan_left, overscan_right, overscan_top, and overscan_bottom – Gerben Oct 8 '13 at 16:00
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    disable_overscan=1 fixes the overscan issue on the TV. 1080p is chosen with hdmi_mode=16 – nicoX Oct 9 '13 at 6:20

I changed the config.txt located at /boot, including the following statement:


I also had to change overscan_left and overscan_right.

I used the method of trial and error to find the right numbers for the overscan.

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  • actually, in my case, this was the issue. the resolution was fine, I just had to adjust the overscan settings – slf Aug 26 '14 at 18:57
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    How do you get the hdmi_mode=16? Is there a standard reference table for it? My display is 1024 x 600. What hdmi_mode will it be? – Blaise Mar 23 '16 at 8:31

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