“Video Overdrive”


My monitor's on screen menu has some mysterious settings, one being "Video Overdrive". I tried it, but saw no obvious difference. What is it?

The monitor is an HP ZR24w. However, the term seems to be used more widely than for one brand.

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  • The first result in a search for "HP Video Overdrive" returned a manual for one of their models that supports it, listing a description of what it does:

    Reduces motion blur in video and fast moving games. Sets the OverDrive feature on or off; the default setting is Off. (select models)

    I'd be going out on a limb, but I'm guessing it's their proprietary way of increasing frame rates so motion blur is less perceived by the human eye, likely done by means of optimizing color, anti-aliasing and refresh rates.

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