upper and lower bar are not where they are supposed to be

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Twister, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Twister

    Twister Guest

    I was changing some screen settings to change the fact that its a tv instead
    of a flatpanel
    not that i think that it would have changed much but hey
    after doing that the upper and lower bar are not on the edge but floating
    which is ver irritating

    please anyone who knows how to change them back ?

    Twister, Oct 22, 2005
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  2. That's expected and in fact intended behavior. Traditional TV sets will cut
    off "overscan" areas, i.e. not display the outer edges of the image the PC
    sends it. To compensate this, Media Center moves its controls a little bit
    inwards when configured that its output is sent to a TV set. Also, it will
    _disable_ the "overscan cropping" on live and recorded TV, which cuts off
    the overscan areas and "zooms in" a little.

    To change back to the old behavior where controls are at the edges of the
    PC image and TV video is overscan-cropped, just configure the display in
    Media Center to VGA or DVI. Note that this does not actually influence the
    output through which the video signal is sent, but rather only affects the
    output image composition as described above.

    Robert Schlabbach, Oct 22, 2005
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  3. How about the other way around - mine used to float like that, which I'd
    prefer, but now they're at the top and bottom of the screen? I assume I
    configure the output to be a TV? (doesn't seem to work though...).
    Glyn Simpson, MVP, Oct 22, 2005
  4. You do. Make sure to configure that the output connector you are using is
    Composite or S-Video (even if it isn't in fact).

    Robert Schlabbach, Oct 23, 2005
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