Originally Posted by Beeper
Samsung names it "Screen fit" in picture mode settings. (No over scan)
Depending on your connection type, the Screen fit mode may or may not be available.
If you use the normal PC connection, the mode is not available.
If you use HDMI or DVI/HDMI and your PC has 1080i/1080p output, Screen fit mode should be available.
I just got a LN40B650 and I'm using it with my PC.
Over VGA you get no overscan by default.
Over DVI/HDMI, you can use screen fit mode, or you can simply name the input to DVI PC. What I mean by that is that the Samsung sets allow you to assign names (from a pre-set list) the various input sources. If your PC is connected to say HDMI 1 and you assign the name "DVI PC" to HDMI 1 the TV automatically turns off overscan, AutoMotion Plus, and a few other features that aren't appropriate for PC input.
So yes the TV will do 1:1 pixel mapping with 1920x1080.
Now that I'm using the TV I can report a few things.
The TV does NOT have a macroblocking problem. It does, however, as I hypothesized before, make any macroblocking in the source more obvious as a function of it's fast response time and overall crispness.
When running video games and uncompressed video, there's no visible blocking. When viewing Comcast HD channels, which are compressed to hell, macroblocking in their video really stands out. It's unfortunate, but you can't really blame the TV for this.
Regarding lag: With the appropriate input named "DVI PC" I notice absolutely no lag in games or on the desktop. I upgraded from an "old" LN-T2653H and this TV seems way more responsive than the older one.
I can't comment on the internet or media functions since I haven't used them and probably never will since there's no point with my PC connected directly to the TV.
The bad: The TV has two stuck pixels out of the box and nothing I've tried to unstick them has worked. They're not noticable at normal viewing distances, but nevertheless it still sucks to get a brand new TV and have two stuck pixels right away.
*Update 4/9/03*: I've since had the TV exchanged and the new one has 0 dead or stuck pixels.
There are a couple variations on this model, if this is of interested to anyone. I found these when I went to register.
Mine is an FXZA