So, im new to the raspberry pi. When i first started it and installed the raspian os with noobs, it had fine resolution. But then i rebooted, and for some reason the noobs menu was in alright resolution but when raspbian os started up it hat a really small resolution that was way behind the maximum of my TV! I am plugged in trough a HDMI cable on my TV that has a resolution a bit better than 720p resolution. Anyone knows whats happening? noobs menu raspbian os

Photos of tvservice -s and tvservice -m;tvservice -m DMT 1 2

  • What do you get from the following commands TV service -s & tvservice -m CEA;tvservice -m DMT as they will tell you what mode your Raspberry & TV have negotiated.
    – Dougie
    Jan 3, 2019 at 22:03
  • TV service -s should be tvservice -s
    – Dirk
    Jan 3, 2019 at 22:06
  • Bloody phone with DYAC doesn't like tvservice. It likes to make it into TV service, because it knows better than me.
    – Dougie
    Jan 3, 2019 at 22:59

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Under the applications menu, select Preferences,Raspberry Pi Configuration. Then select 'Set Resolution' and choose your resolution.

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Ok, so i have disabled overscan in the raspberry pi configuration menu and now it works!

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