[mythtv-users] Fixing overscan

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Thu Dec 10 19:13:43 UTC 2009

Ronald Frazier wrote:
>> My TV is nominally 1366x768.  However, it actually displays around 1280x680
>> pixels, the rest is lost.  In the past, I've twiddled with the modelines,
>> but my TV (a Sharp Aquos) is notoriously finicky and has all sorts of sync
>> issues if the modeline isn't exact.  So I'm back to losing the outer bit of
>> my images.
> My Sharp Aquos is pixel perfect. No overscan, and there shouldn't be
> "overscan" on any LCD (overscan meaning part of the screen that is
> physically not visible). However, many LCDs will do a stretch mode on
> the display, but most will let you turn this off. On Aquos TVs (or at
> least on mine) this is not actually settable anywhere in the TVs menu
> (as far as I can tell), but the remote has a "View Mode" button for
> this. The value you are looking for is "dot by dot" (default is
> "stretch").
Mine's a first generation; it has no dot-by-dot mode that I've been able 
to find.  It strives to emulate the older analog TVs a bit too well.  
The view mode only brings up a "stretch" mode.


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