[mythtv-users] overscan problems with nvidia 8400 GS

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 14:32:56 UTC 2009

> I would take with a grain of salt some source from Wikipedia..
> My direct experience with various 720p and 1080p displays show that
> they always display precisely that. Not this 1152x648 or 1776x1000
> nonsense...

Also keep in mind that all of the content producers are well aware of
overscan and produce their content such that nothing significant is on
the perimeter of the frame. So those extra pixels are likely only
giving you a few more inches of the wall, sky, ground, etc. Not
anything to get all upset about. Now on a PC screen the pixels on the
edge of the screen on generally the most important. That is where all
of the toolbars, taskbars, menus, etc are. I think the fact that more
computers are being hooked up to these HD displays will be the main
driving factor in ensuring there is no overscan. Just watching TV,
DVDs, etc you will hardly ever notice the difference.

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