Resolution loss with too much overscan?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James Zos, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. James Zos

    James Zos Supporting Actor

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    I read a post in another forum where someone stated that if you had too much overscan on the sides you would lose resolution in the picture.
    I'm doing the 16:9 squeeze trick on my Panasonic and have resolution set for 5 percent on the sides via AVIA.
    Is 5 percent too much for the sides? Would I get better resolution if I went to 3 percent?
     
  2. Ned

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    Overscan doesn't affect resolution directly. The only thing you're really losing is what's being lost at the edges. 5% is reasonable, going lower can make some undesirable edges show up on certain content. Don't worry, 5% is ok.
     
  3. James Zos

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    Thanks Ned!
     

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