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

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

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

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

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@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
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