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ESPN NFL Display problem


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I get about 1/2" of black space around the bottom and sides of my tv when I play ESPN NFL, but I don't have a clue as to what's causing it. :cry:


Anyone care to venture a guess? It's a widescreen toshiba (50h81), and I've never had a problem w/ any other game or video source.

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What you're seeing is the effect of the game not being coded with enough overscan to fill the entire screen. It's much more prevalent in PS2 games, but you'll occasionally see it in Xbox games as well. If it is a real problem for you, you can adjust the overscan in the service menu quite easily, but the changes are global and will affect all inputs. Usually if you do increase the overscan you wont notice too much of a difference when viewing other sources, except possibly channels that have a ticker (which may tend to get cut off a bit in 'TheaterWide1')


If you want to pursue the overscan tweak, feel free to look me up on AIM. I've had some form of Toshiba 'H' series for 3 years now and can navigate the service menu fairly easily.


Hope this helps,




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If you've got a Toshiba (H81 or newer), I can help walk you through fixing that, it's not hard at all, 5 minutes and you'll be all set. If you have AVIA or the Stereophile Tune-up disc (something with an overscan pattern) that would be even better, you can really dial it in to your liking. If you don't have a Tosh, I'm not going to be much help. :D



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