One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The facility on some computer screens or televisions to adjust the picture size so that the picture is bigger but the edges of the picture are lost.
- ‘I have read reports that you can still see the missing picture if you adjust the overscan on your TV, but for the rest of us, this is intolerable.’
- ‘The image has been window-boxed to ensure a presentation uncompromised by video overscan.’
- ‘If you view on a standard television or you can adjust your overscan this may not be an issue, but for those without the capability it will be frustrating.’
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