This is the reason...

Date: 2012-01-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
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...why, when purchasing smaller HD TVs, you want to find the ones which advertise themselves as a "TV monitor"

At least that way you have a chance that the TV will behave sanely. Thankfully for myself, I picked a TV which has settings which make it sane and not overscan and not apply any stupid sharpening algorithms to my picture (awesome!)

Guess how you activate this feature? You rename the inputs to "PC" or "DVI-PC". So now my TV's input selection has the DTV tuner, "HDMI PC", "DVI DVI-PC", "PC PC" (the VGA input), "Component" and "Ext1" (SCART)

The name also controls where the audio comes from (On the DVI/HDMI inputs, "PC" takes sound from the TMDS link, while "DVI-PC" takes it from the solitary audio input minijack)

So, entirely sane feature design there Samsung! It doesn't at all make me want to consume one of the bottles of Whiskey on my shelf...

(In unrelated news: One of the words in my reCaptcha looks like "Add.l". Are they scanning in a book containing some assembly language? :P)
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