Can overly stretched images on my HDTV cause display problems?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Josh Q S, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Josh Q S

    Josh Q S Stunt Coordinator

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    I was playing Silent Hill 2 on my Xbox the other day when I noticed that I seem to be missing a bunch of the picture. Text in the menus seem to be cropped off on the left and right by a good 2 inches (36" Zenith HDTV/Monitor).

    There's no resizing in the basic menus, but I'm just wondering if some of the artifacts I'm experiencing are the result of my images being overly stretched

    http://www.geocities.com/josh_qs/index.html

    Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Bob Maged

    Bob Maged Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't know about the cause of the artifacts you describe but the cropped text sounds like excessive overscan. If you have Avia, go to the advanced video test patterns and check out the overscan pattern -- it will show you what percentage of your picture is being cut off. You'll need to get into the monitor's service menu to make adjustments.
     
  3. Josh Q S

    Josh Q S Stunt Coordinator

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    I figured it was an overscan issue. Thanks [​IMG]
     

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