Talk to me about HDTV lines of resolution. Has over-scanning been carried over form the analog world?
Example: My Samsung DLP TV
is 720p. It will, of course, down-convert from 1080. But on various shows information is cut off at the bottom. On the Bill Maher show on HBO, for example, the bottom half of the names of the guests is missing. On Sunday's F1 race from Canada some of the scoring information was not visible at the bottom.
The F1 race gave a me a convenient way to compare. When I switched to the DTV feed of KTVI even more was cut off than from the OTA feed.
The Samsung has a menu adjustment for picture position. I can adjust it so all the text at the bottom is visible, but then features are cut off from the top. Could it be that the stations are using all 720 (1080) lines possible, but the receiver is over-scanning and losing some of them? And the DTV receiver is over-scanning even more so that even more is lost?
I hoped that with HDTV the days of missing part of the image were gone.