Originally Posted by Union0015
Yes, also occurs on the PS2.
I was just hoping that there would be a way for PS2 to "upscale" the game to an HDTV's native resolution.
I wish there was a way I could adjust it with my TV, but it happens on all zoom modes.
I don't think there's anything that can be done, except for the zoom modes in the display. The issue is that many games are intentionally programmed to not fill a display with no overscan, in order to get more polygons/effects. The thinking is that 95% or more people are playing on TVs with lots of overscan and will see little, if any, difference. I noticed this when I got a VGA adapter for my Xbox (although EA games were good about filling up the screen). It can even vary within the same game; sometimes videos have extra black space on the sides compared to the game levels.
As more people are getting displays without overscan, it seems that this generation they're using the whole image area.