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Old 01-25-06, 04:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why overscan problems exist, what is that about

Originally Posted by Thunderbird
Overscan is a problem of CRT tvs, digital tvs (hdtv, lcd ..) don't really have this issue.
I question that statement.

I have my Asus A8N-VM CSM hooked to my Sony KF-50WE610 LCD HDTV by a DVI cable. Running nVidia's Windows XP drivers, they recognized it as a HDTV and offered 480p, 720p, or 1080i resolutions. Choosing 1280x720p resolution gave enough overscan that the WinXP taskbar was just off the screen. The nVidia drivers have an option to adjust overscan (by showing green arrows in each corner do adjust to match edges of screen) and the drivers defaulted with a resolution to 1176x664p giving a full screen with no overscan.

I wish the linux drivers were as user friendly as the WinXP drivers.
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