QUOTE(jizmo @ Mar 11 2006, 11:51 AM)
This is why VGA input (and DVI, if it was supported) would be prefered - there's no overscan. In 2006 when we've got these pricy flat-tv's and high-quality video sources, we should demand for the pixel-perfect representation of the material, and not settle for this interpolated and cropped stuff component cables provide.
Its not the cables that are causing this. The reason you get overscan is from the TV itself, not the cables or source. With a DLP-RP, LCD-RP, or CRT display, the image is being projected onto the screen. Many tvs will spread that image just a bit too wide, and thus you get overscan and cropped images. Just like when you change resolutions on a PC CRT display, you have to go in and adjust the geometry to get the image scaled correctly.
But, with Plasma and LCD flat panel displays, they have no overscan because they are "fixed pixel" displays. They have a set resolution, and thus, a set number of pixels. You can send different resolution images to them, but they will just be scaled up or down to that set resolution. But, because all the pixels are viewable, you never have to worry about overscan, because there just isn't any, ever.
So, it has nothing to do with the cables, the XBox, or the game. Those are all fine. Its just that many display sets are projecting the image too big, as will happen with rear projection sets.