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PS2 with a black bar on one side of the widescreen tv
PS2 with a black bar on one side of the widescreen tv –
anyone here face the same problem? i was using the component cable on my wide screen tv and play outrun2006 just fine, then yesterday, it just appear a thick black bar on the left side of the tv when i play the game, no matter what settings i change on my ps2 and tv does not help.....
I'm new here, but if it's any consolation to you, my widescreen does the same thing. The only time I don't have a black bar on the left side is when I watch standard cable tv in widescreen. Be it video games or the vga input coming from the computer that's hooked up to it, I get that bar.
Best I can say (I don't know how these things work) is that something inside the tv that handles Hi-Def stuff is out of whack. My tv was used, it's probably the reason why the person returned it. (Circuit City)
Nothing I could do would fix it, so you're stuck with it unless you get it repaired/replaced.
on my projector i have about 5 inches of black around the right left and bottom when using component
I had the same issues, till I went here
Go there and learn how to get a "special secret mode" on your HDTVs to fine tune them yourselves and fix ANY annoying problems. It work great for my Panasonic HDTV and I think it will work for you also!
Sorta getting off-topic here, but any general tips with that, Fakk? I've been reading it a for a while now and it seems like you could play around with your settings for weeks and still not get it right.
Well for me (I have a Panasonic CRT 34" HDTV) I just turn it to channel 124 and turn down the volume to 0. Then set the timer to 30 Minutes auto shutoff aka sleeptimer. Then I use the volume down button on the TV itself and when I hit the button red numbers appear on the TV in the top left corner. That means the secrect combo has been activated. Im sure its different for every differnt manufacturer, but anyways, then I hit the POWER button on the Remote Controller to enable the full screen full of different options.
Originally Posted by Z-Saber
Depending on whether its in 4:3 or Zoom mode or Just mode etc.. gives you slightly different things you can tweak. You can then adjust what you want but WRITE down the initial settings first so you can reset it to default if you wish. Also make sure you change the INPUT of what you want set FIRST before making changes ie: change the TV to HDMI if you wanna change the picture settings to just HDMI, or change the TV to Component 1 or 2 to change those settings etc.. as it seems to save individual settings per selection.
on the main menu where you get to change things, you can push the picture horizontal up and down or vertical left or right or stretch the screen vertically or horizontally..etc... change the color, contrast, ... everything.
You can use HWID and HPOS to set Horizontal position and Horizontal Width.
Use VRAS and VEAMP to change it Vertically. You can also use pincoushin effets to change the squareness of the screen like a PC monitor does etc...
Then when Im finished and I like how it looks I simply hit the Volume UP and the MENU button on the TV itself to turn the letters in the top left corner from RED to YELLOW. this means it has saved the settings on your HDTV and its now ready to turn the TV off and then back on to get it back to NON service mode and your settings are saved to its default memory so everytime you turn it back on the memory uses YOUR settings as default and youll never need to worry about the scrren again. Worked wonders for my TV as the tv screen was allways displayed a bit off center on Progressive games and allways was overblown on Neo-Geo games so I shrunk it vertically and horizontally for the Neos input (Component 2) and I moved the screen over to the left a bit to fit perfectly for PS2 games on Component 1. Its a great tool to use. I admit it pissed me off till I finally got it to display the settings but once I got it working I was happy I sat there and tried for awhile.
Just go to that webpage and click on BRAND SPECIFIC from the menu on the left and choose what HDTV you have and if its listed it should say how its done.
Be careful with that HWID and HPOS. I assume those are GLOBAL settings. I have a sony kd30xs955 and there's a setting for the canvas size/position, and then there's a setting for the image on that canvas. You want to find the settings for the image, not the canvas.
check out www.avsforum.com.
Going along with what zaxour said, using that service menu is for precise calibration for the tv. If done wrong, you can screw up the way the image is supposed to look.
Last edited by anigamer; 10-26-2006 at 07:28 PM.