hrmm .. ok let me ask this .. see if you know why and will give some examples:
When watching Alien DVD (from the new Quadrilogy set)
when the Alien title comes up the "N" is a little bit cut off, i'd say the line that looks like | is cut off, now that is on the right side of the screen .
Ok next example:
When playing sonic heroes on Gamecube the right side of the screen there is the slightest hint on black, the picture is missing like I need to move it over like a centimeter .
Problem if I move the screen over a centimeter to the right, than the N in ALIEN is even more cut off, so therefore I am cutting off a portion of the movie (defeats widescreen).
When watching ALIEN since there are still black bars on the top and bottom because of the aspect ratio, it seems the top bar is about a millimeter or something thicker, so all I'd have to do it move the picture up a drop /
When playing XBOX, example of game, Legacy of Kain Defiance, his health meter is in the bottom left corner of the screen its about an inch from the bottom of the screen and seems high as it is (don't remember what it looks like on a regular TV so it might be right), if I move the picture up a drop to fix the DVD so the picture is perfectly in the middle than the health bar moves up which doesnt look right .
the "warning" and attention" message on the beginning of DVDs are they always supposed to be centered (are they like encoded centered ?) I always try to align them exactly center when I start up DVDs, but once I get it centered like the Attention in Family Guy DVD and the FBI warnings in Underworld, I turn on XBOX and games like GTA:Vice City the loading screen is not centered anymore its off the left .
Seems really confusing for me that if I adjust it on one thing it doesnt help the other, on the XBOX there is center 0 option or whatever like the NGC .
Anyways I have my DVD hooked up thru the component 4 the 480i/480p/1080i connection, and than I have my GC and XBOX hooked up to the CVI input, now I came to conclusion that the service menu can adjust for 480i and 480p, but is there 2 480p settings for the 2 inputs, or does it just cover 1 ?
When you say you checked a 4:3 DVD, your TV stretches the image right ? you can't make it 4:3 with black bars on the side ? and again a 4:3 DVD would still be adjusting in 480p since that is what the TV reads through the progressive scan player , right ?
See if any of that makes sense, and if you dont mind if I PM you, I wanna compare some settings such as IF-PLL OFFSET, mine seems to be at 82 when I see in another forum someone had 79 as default ? So let me know if its okay to PM you, and also I found another menu you might be interested in besides the service menu I will send you links, thanks .