[mythtv-users] overscan problems with nvidia 8400 GS

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Jul 13 16:06:43 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:32:56AM -0400, Johnny wrote:
> >
> > 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

...so it sound like the only people that really need to worry about
this are the Myth coders and associated theme authors.

> 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.

   You can even zoom the image in further. My wife loves doing this.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list