So my PS2 has a bad case of over scan (by about an inch all the way around) I'm pretty sure its not the TV as its done this on other tv's that are 4:3... my current 4:3 uses the standard componite cables that you normally find on a hi-def 16:9 TV, my other TV use the regular analog composite (yellow video, red white audio)
I have noticed that my playstation even in the ps2 brower only has the options for componite or RGB (digital cables for hi-def tvs or rgb as in vga style connection.) I can set my playstation ot 16:9 format full or 4:3 either wya i still get overscan
it did this even before I chipped it, unfortunayle i can reposition the screen but not resize the screen. I'm lost
If your TV is a CRT television, and every other TV you've tested it on is a CRT television, then it's most likely the TV causing the overscan.
The best way to resolve overscan in this instance is to change your setting in your TV's service menu.
PLEASE NOTE: This is something you do at your own risk, as it's possible to put your TV in an unusable state by changing the wrong settings in this menu. This menu is intended to be used by service professionals, not general users.
Having said that, I can edit the overscan on my LG TV set by changing the geometry settings in the service menu. To enter the service menu on this set I have to hold down the Menu buttons on both the TV and the remote.
I strongly doubt that it's the PS2, especially since my v9 PS2 does not output an overscanned image, as I have seen this on my CRT set while playing with the geometry settings.
Hope this info helps. :)
Hmm tried on multipule TVs including dads 37inch 16:9 highdef and it doesn't seem to display correctly. the most notable is the virtical sizing horizontallyseems to be alright. or only slightly overscanned.
I've also tried using composite cables (yellow video, two channle audio)I've gone through every system setting as well.
16:9, 4:3, and FULL.
Componite Video Out
Y Cb/Pb Cr/Pr, RGB
It doesn't give me an option for Composite Video Out, Does anybodies?
this over scan is a pain in the ass. I'm debaiting un-modding my PS2 and taking it an exchanging it at game stop as its still under warrenty. only problem is I want to stay with the SCPH-50001
I honestly do not believe it is the PS2... especially since I think your model PS2 is pretty much the same model as mine, although mine is a PAL model.
There is no option in the PS2 to accomodate for overscan, as the PS2 isn't supposed to output an image with overscan... and I wouldn't be suprsied if it couldn't output an image with overscan unless the game specifies it to... in which case it's not really overscan.
I think you should take a look at this link and have a read about what usually causes overscan. As you will read, almost all TVs have a varying degree of overscan, even high def television sets.
As for the Composite video out settings, the PS2 doesn't need a setting for Composite or S-video, as there is only one type of signal you would send through these connections. When using Component cables you have the choice to select either your standard component signal (Y Cb/Pb Cr/Pr) which is what you would use to send to most TV sets with component inputs, or you can select RGB, which is more likely to be used with a data projector or if you used a VGA cable with the PS2. Since they use similar pin outs on the PS2, it is required to change the type of signal being sent to each device.
Before swapping your PS2 over, take it in to a store and test it on the display they have there. Compare it to a different PS2 unit with the same game and you will probably see no difference. At least this way you will know if it is the PS2 or the TV.