Originally Posted by pixelation
Blu-ray was just given as an example coz that's what I watched last night.
That's nice. Doesn't have anything to do with what I've been talking about, though, and I've been careful to distinguish broadcast TV from video that isn't broadcast TV all along.
The same movie could have been played on broadcast TV. In fact, you stand to lose more because they tend to trim 21:9 movie to 16:9.
Seriously? If you're watching something that was originally 21:9 that has been trimmed to 16:9, you've already lost the whole war.
It's exceedingly rare I watch movies delivered via broadcast TV, and when I do, I don't expect a Bluray-level experience. Besides decent HD quality, the main thing I want out of broadcast TV is no broadcast-related glitches. Turning overscan off gives me lots of those glitches in material I actually watch via broadcast TV. Leaving it on means I never think about except when I see a thread like this one.
Again, as I mentioned very early. The extra line(s) is YMMV. It is almost completely gone for my local region. Maybe you should take the lead and let your local channels know they are doing something stupid.
It's not just my local broadcasters, and I doubt what I observe is in any way unusual. I started my first message with, "Anyone else amused the second screenshot in that article exposes junk along the top edge, junk that is hidden when overscan is applied, as is the intent for broadcast TV?" I think it's very funny the author talks about "watching professional monitors at his day job", implying he's got some expertise, then goes on to post an ESPN screenshot that contain glitches caused by his tinkering, which he doesn't note in any way. He also fails to even hint at the various problems his tinkering will likely reveal. He also fails to describe any advantages that would outweigh the glitches. For a number of reasons, I have a hard time believing people who claim they can tell the picture is sharpened, and given that broadcasters anticipate overscanning, nothing important is concealed by it, so I don't think there are any real advantages.