[mythtv-users] [OT] LCD TV or LCD Monitor for Front-end
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Sat Feb 4 07:57:57 UTC 2012
Kenneth Emerson wrote:
>I recently purchased a 40" Samsung LCD TV and connect to it with one
>of its HDMI inputs. There was overscan, but I was able to
>compensate for it with the nvidia-settings program. Is this not an
>option for you?
Even if it is, it's a very suboptimal solution.
Compensating for it at the source means generating a smaller image
(less pixels) which the screen then resamples up to the native
resolution of the panel. So say the screen overscans by 10% all
round. That means (on a 1366x768 display) that about 77 lines are
lost from top and bottom. Thus you need to generate an image with 614
lines (so only a little better than SD) which is then resampled.
The width will be similarly affected, being cut down from 1366 to
1092 pixels. Overall, you've been cut down from 1,049,088 pixels to
just 670,488 pixels - or just 64% of the available image detail.
Note that you lose out in picture quality twice - once by having less
pixels, but also by having a good clean image resampled which will
introduce (at a minimum) some blur.
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