Definitions

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  • n. The additional area around the four edges of a video image that is not normally seen by the viewer.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ scan

Examples

  • HDMI generally has some "overscan" to the image where Displayport and DVI-D do not.

    The Inquirer

  • Contrary to @cizko's suggestion, the "overscan" function has long been there.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • Vertical: 768 pixels, 60Hz scan rate (comes out at 59.856 but I typed 60) Negative Sync with 'overscan' turned on in the Displays control panel.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • Some programs can tolerate this fine (most TV broadcasts expect significant overscan, meaning that the edges will be behind the frame of the TV) but of course on others it's just as crazy as stretching.

    Brad Ideas - Comments

  • "overscan" area, but it appears that the new LCD HDTV's show the whole frame without cropping.

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • "overscan" in the display settings and it's looking good again.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • DVDs played on a computer or on some (but not all) modern flat screens do not have overscan.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Things That Are Ticking Me Off Today

  • The other is "signal" (or video) processing, which includes things like sharpness, noise reduction, overscan, motion compensation and deinterlacing.

    Tech Talk: THX certification

  • The other is "signal" or video processing, which includes things like sharpness, noise reduction, overscan, motion compensation and deinterlacing.

    Tech Talk: THX certification

  • Horizontal cropping of this Dyaliscope (2.35:1) original is again a problem, with upper and lower credits getting lopped off my screen -- depending on your overscan (or mine), your mileage may differ.

    By The Gods!

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