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How much overscan is 'normal'?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by John Jennings, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. John Jennings

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    How much overscan would be regarded as 'normal'? I've probably got 15mm clipped off the top and bottom of my 28" widescreen TV.

    I checked this out by comparing the image produced when watching in 1.85 anamorphic and 1.85 letter box (watched in 4:3 without any zoom). When watching it in anamorphic mode about 15mm are cut off from the top and bottom. Is my telly being a bit overzealous, or is this a good amount to be clipped?

    I can tweak this in the service menu, I was just wondering what a 'sensible' amout of overscan would be...

    I think my telly's definitely a bit 'off' currently as when using the 'progressive zoom' feature to zoom a 16:9 letter box image the image reaches the top/bottom of the screen long before it reaches the left/right. I probably need to reduce the vertical amplitude a bit.

    Cheers,
    John
     

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