Our main TV is a generic aging Sanyo 720p LCD number. It is by and large serviceable. In lieu of cable TV I mostly hook various boxes to it. I suspect it’s dataed from the earliest years of HDMI availability, with only a single HDMI port, but multiple component and composite connections.
One reoccurring issue I have though is that displays it’s image via Overscan and has no option for turning it off.
My Switch copes with this beautifully as does our dumb bluray player. But when hooking up a computer either Windows or any XOrg based OS; overscan starts cropping the UI.
There are lots of software tricks for lots of OSes and GPU drivers for fixing this, and I have employed them before. The thing is too software based solutions tend to be fragile. A single game or application resetting the resolution when it chooses to go full screen, or a driver/OS update can easily break it.
But what I really want is a hardware solution. Some HDMI box that resizes the display image slightly that will thus compensate for the overscan. Does any such thing exist?
Failing that is there a better option I am not thinking of?
Asside, neither I nor my fiance really care enough about display resolutions to care about upgrading, but im getting a little tired of this papercut.