Originally Posted by donkeyradish
I am interested in a 73740 for the sole purpose of hooking it up to my computer. Research into the benefits of DLP TVs was very promising until i read about overscan issues with computer use. Overscan sounds like an issue that would greatly annoy me - I can imagine the windows taskbar being cut off, and while playing games, the status icons which are typically on the edges of the screen being cut off. For PC users - How big of an issue is overscan for you, and have you found any ways around it?
It all depends on your usage model. If you are going to be in WMC all the time like with an HTPC then the overscan is a mild annoyance at worst. I never spend much time at the desktop. For best results let it overscan and set WMC to allow it to overscan as well. That way you get 1 to 1 in content. You will be navigating with a remote.
If you are talking about 3D PC games... yes that can be an issue if the controls for the game are outside in the overscan. 3D and scaling don't work on the Mits DLP because of checkerboard. It makes a mess of the grid and breaks 3D.
But for general HTPC duty the overscan is hardly an issue. JR Media Center allows you to scale inside content playback from the remote. Kind of nice feature.
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