Originally Posted by ehollins
Everything I have except the Wii is 1080i/p capable and for the Wii, I tried the TV versus the receiver and to me the TV looked better. Also, the receiver underscanned the image which isn't acceptable for me.
the receiver did not underscan the image, it simply exposed the built-in underscan that is already in the standard-def Wii signal. With the AVR converting it to 1080p, your TV locked into 0% overscan mode which then exposed the underscan. When you connect straight to the TV, the TV sees an SD signal and locks into its standard overscan (probably 3%).
If you turned off the "full pixel" mode of your TV it would look correct... but then it would have overscan on your HD sources! That is one of the potential snafus when converting all inputs to 1080p output....
However, I do need to figure out how to turn off the volume overlay because it annoys me a bit.
MANUAL SETUP > OPTION SETUP > GUI (see pg 33-34 of the manual)
the funny part is that, for most people, this is considered a feature that they are willing to pay extra for!