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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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Have you checked the online specifications for your monitor. If its not explained there it will be tough to determine what it does – Ramhound Sep 17 '13 at 23:49
You have a term and a brand name, and a plethora of search engines... – Moses Sep 17 '13 at 23:54
Google didn't turn up anything meaningful. – DarenW Sep 18 '13 at 22:00
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The first result in a Google 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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