[mythtv-users] KDL52XBR9 display problems

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Mon Feb 22 02:56:51 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Rodd Clarkson <rodd at clarkson.id.au> wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-02-21 at 12:39 -0800, seth isernhagen wrote:
>> Hello Geniuses
>> I'm trying to setup a sony KDL52XBR9 and I am having some problems
>> figuring out what to put in the xorg.conf file.  The EDID didnt have
>> the correct information and this resulted in the screen image being
>> way larger than the monitor size. I have fixed this issue by adding
>> these lines to xorg.conf:
> My screen (a sumsung) was fine with a VGA cable, but when I switched to
> HDMI, the image was 'bigger' than the screen too.
> There was a setting on the TV that displays HDMI input as actual size,
> instead of making the image too big to fit (which it apparently a
> feature ???)  It might be worth checking if this is your problem if you
> are using HDMI.
> Rodd

It's called Overscanning, and it was a feature back when analogue TV
was prevalent, because the edges of the picture were often distorted.
Overscanning allowed these flaws to be hidden.

Now it's largely pointless and quite annoying.

- Chris

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