Link: HDTV Overscan: What It Is and Why You Should (Probably) Turn It Off

If most of the video you watch comes from your satellite dish(es) and/or from so-called “set-top boxes” of some kind (why they are still referred to as “set-top boxes”, when there is no practical way you could set them on top of a modern flat-screen TV, I have no idea), and especially if most of what you watch is high definition content, you should definitely read and use the advice contained in this article:

HDTV Overscan: What It Is and Why You Should (Probably) Turn It Off (How-To Geek)

And when you are shopping for a new HDTV set, make sure it has a way to disable overscan before you buy it. I would not give you 50 cents for a brand new HDTV if it does not have a way to disable overscan. Well, maybe I would give 50 cents, but only to give it as a gift to someone I don’t care about very much. Why a very few manufacturers still don’t include a way to disable it is beyond me.


Bad news, if true: PBS might switch off the satellite feeds

If this is really their intent, I hope they take their sweet time about switching them off, and also that at least one of the regional feeds (such as the Oklahoma or Louisiana PBS channels) stays up. Here’s the link:

PBS might switch off the satellite feeds (Free TV Blog)

EDIT: The Oklahoma (OETA) feeds were switched off sometime around midnight on June 30/July 1, 2016.