why is overscan still a thing on modern TVs

the amount of image-fuckups TVs do on their default settings is astonishing

you have one job, and that is to display a new digital image 60 (or 30 or whatever the source is) times a second

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don't "enhance contrast"
don't make "vibrant colors"
don't do "noise reduction"
don't crop it
don't make "motion more fluid"

fuck off

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it's not even trivial how to turn this shit off

if the "contrast" option goes from 0 to 100, what do you think the setting is for "don't do unsharp mask, but don't do a blur and contrast flattening either" ??? because, surprise, it's not 50

dear TV manufacturers, please provide a hardware switch labeled "force all the digital image enhancements off" which turns the display into a monitor

@uint8_t and thats why I want to sell my TV, because my monitor is much better.

@f2k1de funny, considering how a TV is just a monitor with extra hops

@uint8_t This is my one and only whish! Spent a week messing with linux modelines after buying my first LCD TV only to discover the overscan is enabled on the TV.

@uint8_t I recall having read that new TVs can have / that some manufacturers agreed that they would all implement a "filmmaker" mode that does that to display the movie exactly as the filmmaker intended

@uint8_t ironically the easiest way to avoid this crap is to buy the cheapest no-name brand tv you can find.

@uint8_t most do have this sort of switch and it involves naming the input "PC" or some variant thereof, which turns off all the bullshit

samsung and LG TVs are like this

@uint8_t it's not even *possible* to turn off on some tvs

@uint8_t I mean orginally they're intended for TV signals which are not exactly high resolution being displayed on like a 4k resolution. But yeah, when you want to do something else, the onboard proprietary software can be pretty shit...

@x44203 if it processes and enhances an analog low res signal, that can be excused but does it need to fiddle with a digital high-res input?

@uint8_t I guess they didn't care enough to implement digital inputs differently...

@uint8_t This is why I hung onto my CRT RPTV until like four months ago. I recently replaced it with a projector because projectors are mostly still just dumb monitors and don't do all that nonsense.

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