Is there any logical reason for the WD TV Live to overscan (or enlarge) all output via HDMI or component video in the latest pre-release?
ALL output from the WD TV Live is overscanned (zoomed in) by about 5% in beta firmware v1.03.38 (and v1.03.35) on all outputs whether HDMI 720p, 1080p or component.
This includes menus, photos and videos. That is to say, everything is zoomed in by about 5% compared with the official firmware (1.0.21).
This has the undesired effect of cropping 5% off the top, bottom and sides of all full-frame video and photo. In fact, EVERYTHING gets cropped!
I hope that this is a bug that will be rectified in a future release. However, I’m concerned that that the HDMI overscanning “added” in the pre-release was actually intended by the developers and WD plan to implement in the next official release.
If that is the case, please be advised that this is a BACKWARDS STEP, not an improvement. Such a feature will be unwelcome by the vast majority of users once they realise that the WD is cropping 5% off the edges of all their videos and photos.
So, please tell me developers - is the HDMI overscanning a bug or a feature?