Originally Posted by WS65711
Look very closely at his picture. You will see that his screen actually extends from the center of the picture into the lower-right quadrant of the picture.
Just got our electricity back.........the storms have been murder today!
This is for clarification so that it is easier to find the little black square, if anyone is actually looking for it.
The camera is about 5" from the screen. The little box in the upper left hand corner of the screen. On my 42" plasma that square is about the size of a match stick head. In otherwords, about half the black is the plastic frame and the other half of the black is the black picture. You will get a similar response from most LCDs that are 1080p, but it will usually be gray. DLPs will not have this.
If you have a high quality OTA 1080i source (In Dallas/Houston that should be NBC, CBS, and PBS) with pixel mapping turned "on" (Samsung "just scan")
(Panasonic "HD Size 2").
Then hit your TV Guide button on your remote and Then it "exit" - Then you should see the super tiny square in the upper left hand corner of your picture. To make it go away hit the play button.
Here is the "same" picture again, and I tweeked the jpeg file (yep it has a ton of grain, very cheap camera). Now you can seel the black plastic frame (under glass 800u), to the far left is the paneling behind the TV, and to the lower right is the glass picture tube. I had to edit the jpeg to full brightness to make that show up.
Side note: There may be differences between "masking" on Component vs. HDMI - It has been too many years since I used component - I do not remember that?