If you’re hooking up a Mac OS X machine to a 1080p monitor via a mini displayport to HDMI adapter, you may find your display settings doesn’t have a 1920×1080 setting, and the 1080p setting produces an image with the edges cut off. Adjusting the overscan/underscan slider will make the image fit, but it turns fuzzy.
Solution: check the monitor’s settings. In my ViewSonic VX2453 the HDMI inputs have 2 settings “AV” and “PC”. Switching it to PC solved the problem, and now the picture is exactly the right size and crisp.
I spent some time futzing around with SwitchRes and several fruitless reboots before discovering the setting, so I hope this saves someone time!