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Old 04-03-2005, 04:50 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by dauger
I picked up a Zenith E44W46LD back in September. Until recently I had only been using it to watch SD cable without any complaints. Recently I have built an HTPC with a MDP-130 HD Tuner card that sends 720p out over RGB. I also had a set-top HD Tuner for a couple of days but returned it because I decided to build an HTPC. To my suprise, my TV has about 6.5% overscan on all of the HD inputs and not just when using the HTPC. I can correct the desktop overscan using drivers and/or powerstrip, but that still leaves my tuner and any other devices I may hook up in the future with overscan that cannot be corrected. Is this something a tech should be able to fix, or am I just going to have to live with it?
Overscan is normal and assumed by TV broadcasts. It is not a "problem" per-say. HTPC's highlight overscan because PCs are made for an edge-to-edge display, a PC monitor. Set-top boxes like DVD players, cable boxes, etc. are all made to work with overscan.
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