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padonplace
Level 7

Reduce size of roku screen?

Can anyone tell me how to reduce the size of my roku screen on the TV so I can read activation letters fully.    Thank you

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Anne

That sounds like the zoom feature of your TV has been enabled. The Roku itself has size settings. It has resolution settings, that doesn't force text off screen if you choose a resolution that doesn't match your display's native resolution. Look on the remote for your TV and look for a picture size or aspect ratio button. You also might have to look in the TV's display settings. 

This is assuming you are not referring to a Roku TV, but a Roku player.

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willygusbill
Level 7

Re: Anne

How do you reduce picture size when dealing with a Roku Stick+ not a Roku player.

atc98092
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Re: Anne


@willygusbill wrote:

How do you reduce picture size when dealing with a Roku Stick+ not a Roku player.


There is no size adjustment on any Roku player. Size is a function of the display itself, not anything you connect to the display.

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Charlesheilig
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Re: Reduce size of roku screen?

Not working now

jgdelatte
Level 7

Re: Reduce size of roku screen?

Reduce size of roku screen?

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atc98092
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Re: Reduce size of roku screen?

@jgdelatte could you be a bit more specific about any issue you're having?

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jodiebb
Level 8

Re: Reduce size of roku screen?

Same problem. Just set up new Roku stick, and I can't see the left 1/4-1/5 ish of the screen. A community member suggested checking my TV's settings, but they're fine with everything except with the new Roku stick+

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StreamerUser
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Re: Reduce size of roku screen?


@jodiebb wrote:

Same problem. Just set up new Roku stick, and I can't see the left 1/4-1/5 ish of the screen. A community member suggested checking my TV's settings, but they're fine with everything except with the new Roku stick+


1) Verify your TV has "Just Scan" enabled on the HDMI input and no Zoom modes (and Original Aspect Ratio as well)

2) Try a different HDMI port.

3) Try a different TV.

4) Manually configure Settings/Display Type=1080p TV (or 4K TV, 720p TV, etc, as your TV supports)

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jodiebb
Level 8

Re: Reduce size of roku screen?

Hi, thank you. Update: I did check my TV settings, and...  "smart stretch" or something like that was enabled! I disabled it, and it's fixed. Whew. Thanks again.

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