1080p TV Frame

The default TV frame for prototyping is 1280x720 or 720p. My team does a lot of TV application design and we always design at 1920x1080, which is the resolution of a 1080p TV. Would it be possible to add this very common resolution option to the default frames? Right now it feels a little hacky that we can use a default frame and get devices for Mobile and Web, but we can’t for TV.

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Not sure why the TV preset is that size, but try looking in “Presentation”

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100% agreed. I was excited when I saw I could show my prototype with a TV frame. But it’s pretty much useless since my whole team designs our TV app at full HD resolution (1920x1080).

I’m getting ready to conduct a usability test on a new design where instead of using a TV remote, I’m asking the participants to use the arrow keys on their keyboard. I really want to get them in the mindset of using a remote (i.e. the keyboard) instead of their mouse. I thought the TV frame in the prototype would really help.

Hey DavidDDX. It looks like you’re talking about preset frame sizes. Matt_Dunn is talking actually about Prototype Settings.

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I really wish to have this TV frame option with 1080P in the near future.
Thank you for bringing up this idea!!

I’m just starting my journey with Figma, and I too have spent most of my career designing for 10 ft / OTT. For HD, 1080, you’ll need to look under “Presentation” and it’s called 16:9. Weird.

For prototypes, what my team and I did in the past, was used a USB device, that received IR commands, which would plug into your laptop, which then you would convert to keyboard commands. You assign certain remote button commands to keyboard commands that are relevant to your prototyping software/app. Link to device: https://flirc.tv/products/flirc-usb-receiver?variant=43513067569384

Now the tricky thing is emulating focus animation/transitions. I found this YT video: https://youtu.be/O_0UIOo5eBA

It’s a little hacky and only shows horizontal and floating focus. I’m wondering to emulate vertical transitions would be similar. I’d also have to think about how to show fixed focus.

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