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John Rofrano
Re: Aspect ratio different on computer compared to TV
on Jan 10, 2015 at 11:19:36 pm

[Bobby Hall] "If I can see the entire image with the bars on all four sides, does this mean I'm seeing the image without whatever overscanning my TV is doing? I was under the impression that overscanning occurs when the image is slightly cut off on the top and bottom to avoid black bars or to avoid part of the image not meant to be seen, and you wouldn't necessarily be aware of it because it's being hidden by the TV. But when you play an old DVD and it shows the black bars (since I set it to 4:3 mode), does this eliminate the overscanning? I thought there'd be no overscanning in this instance since the image of the movie isn't extended to the edges of the TV since there are black. Thanks to anyone who can answer this!"
The answer to all of your questions is, Yes. In your case, the black bars are being overscanned and not the picture so you are seeing the whole picture.


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