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7681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 and 16:9 on: April 24, 2006, 12:17:22 PM
Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
Okay, I think I have this figured out.  I guess my TV must be native 720p and so since the PS2 is 480p, I have to choose Full to get it to take up the whole screen.  With the 360 set at 480p, I was able to cycle through the screen modes, just like on the PS2.  Then when I put it back to 720p, I could not cycle through anymore.  So, I guess this is just the way it is and I have to switch to Full when playing the PS2.


720p and 1080i are wide screen fornats, so your TV will automatically display it in wide screen. 480i/480p are 4:3 formats, so my TV defaults to showing them "pillar boxed" with bars down the sides, unless I set the TV not to.

Under component video, there's no way for a TV and output device (like a PS2 or DVD player) to query each other to determine what format they are. So unfortunately you have to manually set both the TV and the device to the proper screen aspect ratio.

On the original Xbox, you set this in the console settings and each game checks the settings and chooses the proper aspect ratio. On the PS2, you have to set the aspect ratio on a game-by-game basis.


Sounds like a better explanation than mine. smile
7682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 and 16:9 on: April 24, 2006, 12:56:16 AM
Okay, I think I have this figured out.  I guess my TV must be native 720p and so since the PS2 is 480p, I have to choose Full to get it to take up the whole screen.  With the 360 set at 480p, I was able to cycle through the screen modes, just like on the PS2.  Then when I put it back to 720p, I could not cycle through anymore.  So, I guess this is just the way it is and I have to switch to Full when playing the PS2.
7683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 and 16:9 on: April 24, 2006, 12:30:37 AM
Even more bizarre.  I put a DVD into the PS2 to see what it would do.  It shows 4:3 as well and is interlaced.  I went to the options you can bring up while watching a DVD and it shows my TV is 4:3 and I can't change it to progressive scan, either.  So, for some reason the PS2 sees it as 4:30 non-progressive, even though I am using component cables and plugged into a 16:9 HDTV.

Edit:  Well, I figured out the DVD thing in that I can now change it to be Progressive Scan and 16:9 for DVDs, but it still displays them so that they don't fill up my screen.

This is frustrating.  Why would this not work with a Sony TV?  Seems they would have tested this fairly easily. smile
7684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 and 16:9 on: April 24, 2006, 12:18:12 AM
Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
Is your TV set to display in wide screen mode? On my TV, HD content (720p, 1080i) defaults to full widescreen. For 480i and 480p content I have to manually set my TV to wide screen.


I have a Sony TV.  I put it to Full and it takes it out to Widescreen, but I can do that with any 4:3 signal as well.  It works fine with DVDs, but I watch them through the 360, so that might be why I don't have to do this.  Is setting my TV to Full instead of Normal the same as displaying it in 16:9?  I just assumed it stretched the image and like I said, I can do that even with things in 4:3.  Also, when I do things on my 360, if I press the button that cycles through the different viewing modes like Full, Zoom, Wide Zoom, and Normal, nothing happens when I press that button the 360.  However, on the PS2, it lets me cycle through all those modes, like it is passing everything as 4:3 and just letting me stretch the PS2 image.

One problem I have is I can't figure out if there is a way for my TV to tell me what mode it is in as far as 480p, 720p, etc.  I have tried pushing pretty much every button on the remote and haven't even seen it display what mode it is currently displaying in.

My TV is a Sony 32" Wega CRT, if anyone has the same TV.
7685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 and 16:9 on: April 23, 2006, 11:41:07 PM
I decided to actually play a PS2 game today and it is the first time I have done so since getting my widescreen HDTV.  I went into games like Ratchet and Clank 2 and Dragon Quest VIII and chose the 16:9 option, but when I do so, it doesn't fill the screen.  It fact, there appears to be no difference between the two options.  I even went into the PS2 options themselves and set it to 16:9 (it has options of 4:3, full, and 16:9) and none of them seem to give me a screen where the image goes out to the edges.  Am I doing something wrong or is 16:9 on a PS2 not what 16:9 in a movie or on my 360 is?
7686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New FFIII DS screenies on: April 23, 2006, 02:29:50 AM
Quote from: "metallicorphan"
when is that released?.....i know we get final fantasy 4 for the gameboy in june

http://shop.game.net/ViewProduct.aspx?cat=10443&mid=328213


You poor Europeans.  We've had that here in the U.S. for some time now.
7687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Goatse in Zelda! (SFW) on: April 22, 2006, 01:11:51 PM
Quote from: "metallicorphan"
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
Thanks for actually commenting.  Like 80 views and nobody with any kind of appreciation for the joke. frown


sorry,im english,so i dont get the joke.......i have a pretty good idea though :?


The horror that is Goatse isn't just limited to the U.S.  Nobody in the world is safe from Goatse.
7688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Goatse in Zelda! (SFW) on: April 22, 2006, 01:46:22 AM
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Goatse is everywhere!



Ack!
7689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Goatse in Zelda! (SFW) on: April 21, 2006, 09:49:45 PM
Thanks for actually commenting.  Like 80 views and nobody with any kind of appreciation for the joke. frown
7690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Resident Evil 4 (cube) unlockables unlocked already?!?!?!? on: April 21, 2006, 06:27:38 PM
Ghosts?
7691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What will you be playing this weekend? on: April 21, 2006, 06:26:58 PM
I will probably play a good deal of FFXI and mix in some Brain Age, Animal Crossing, MLB 06 The Show on PSP, and probably some Oblivion and Tomb Raider for good measure.
7692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - which server? Asura for me! on: April 21, 2006, 03:15:19 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Well I still can't make up my mind on a job.  I thought Dragoon looked really cool, but reading up on it, many players are very dissapointed with the class.  I guess I am going to end up a red mage afterall.


Keep in mind that Red Mage is just a basic job and you can go to any of the advanced jobs once you hit 30 and do the quest.  So, give it some time as red mage and then decide later if you want to do an advanced job or not.  I am starting black mage and then I will probably go Puppet Master later.
7693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Goatse in Zelda! (SFW) on: April 21, 2006, 02:22:04 PM
Ran across this on NeoGaf.

7694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - which server? Asura for me! on: April 21, 2006, 12:04:07 PM
I made a black mage last night, with the name of Aakmer.  I started off in Bastok.  The starting city is one thing everyone forgot to mention.  Faction actually plays a role in this game and we should probably all try to be in the same faction.
7695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - which server? Asura for me! on: April 21, 2006, 03:17:18 AM
Nevermind...Mytocles got me one.  It has 4 uses left, so ask Mytocles nicely. smile
7696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - which server? Asura for me! on: April 21, 2006, 02:40:11 AM
That World Pass has expired.  I need one.
7697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Train that brain! (Brain Age Impressions) on: April 20, 2006, 08:37:49 PM
Quote from: "ChaoZ"
I almost had to prounce blue like "ba-loo" for it to pass.


7698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - Impressions/General Talk on: April 20, 2006, 04:07:54 PM
I will try to use this tonight to get on Asura.  I will be making a black mage, probably.
7699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Train that brain! (Brain Age Impressions) on: April 20, 2006, 04:07:18 PM
Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
I assume that if you say no, the game will present only writing excercises.


This is true.  My last two Brain Age tests I did this for because I didn't want to do the speaking part.  It only gave me written tests.
7700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 Request Thread on: April 20, 2006, 03:22:55 AM
Very interested in any RPGs for the 360, like Mass Effect.  Mostly, I want to know every single detail about the Revoltion.
7701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - Impressions/General Talk on: April 19, 2006, 07:56:47 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "DiscoJason"
Well, I went to Best Buy to get it and they didn't have it yet.  They checked the back because they just got their UPS shipment and they made me wait about 45 minutes before coming back and saying it wasn't in the shipment.  I think I should take that as a sign.


Yeah, a sign that you shouldn't be going to  Best Buy to get games on the day of release!  Tongue

That's odd though, cause they say in their ad that it would be in today. Don't you have a EB or Gamestop in your town? I'm sure they have it.


Yeah, well I wanted to pick up my keyboard and game all in one place.  They didn't have the keyboard you got in stock, either.  I actually don't like that Best Buy very much, but it is right by my work.  I can go get it at Gamestop, but then I need to go elsewhere to get my keyboard.  I am weak, I am sure I will give in again.
7702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - Impressions/General Talk on: April 19, 2006, 07:19:25 PM
Well, I went to Best Buy to get it and they didn't have it yet.  They checked the back because they just got their UPS shipment and they made me wait about 45 minutes before coming back and saying it wasn't in the shipment.  I think I should take that as a sign.
7703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: April 19, 2006, 05:23:04 PM
Quote from: "fyedaddy"
Back to your earlier question about Eater gifts. I have seen a couple posts online about a Top Hat gift for this holiday. If that's the case then I did receive that. It arrived in a letter from Mortimer last week but I honestly don't remember the letter hinting at it being a holiday gift.


The weird thing is I got that top hat from Mortimer back on President's day.
7704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - Impressions/General Talk on: April 19, 2006, 03:46:04 PM
I looked at that keyboard on a web site and they say it has a 6 foot range.  I guess they are just being safe or something.  Was yours 55 bucks at Best Buy?
7705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tiger Woods demo (360) on: April 19, 2006, 03:38:47 PM
Hey, if it's in the game, it;s in the game.  I saw Tiger walk into the ocean one time in real life.  Really, I did!!!
7706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: April 19, 2006, 03:37:03 PM
Quote from: "fyedaddy"
Where did you get that Mario coin sitting in your house? Nice!


Got it as a gift from Nintendo around New Year's.  Was sent in a letter.
7707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: April 19, 2006, 02:26:12 PM
Turns out the Easter gift was for Europe only.  They got a Mario warp pipe.  Lucky bastards.
7708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FFXI - Impressions/General Talk on: April 19, 2006, 01:18:01 PM
Hetz, in case you don't go back to the other thread.  WHich wireless keyboard did you pick up?  Is it working good and have good range?  How far away from your 360 do you sit?
7709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (4/17) on: April 19, 2006, 01:46:38 AM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Ok, I picked up the game (and a wireless keyboard at Best Buy).

Good News: I've got the game

Bad News: The registration servers are down for "maintenence" until 4AM tomorrow.  :cry:  SO, I can install and patch.....but I can't play cause I can't register my account keys!!!   :evil:


Hey, which keyboard did you get?  Does it have good range?  You sitting across the room ffrom the 360 with it?
7710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (4/17) on: April 18, 2006, 11:46:19 PM
If I do break down, it won't be until tomorrow when I can walk into Best Buy and buy the game and a wireless keyboard.
7711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: April 18, 2006, 11:43:43 PM
Internet was out earlier, so I couldn't get my town up.  It is up now, though.

Also, did anyone get a present from Nintendo for Easter?  I had heard there was one, but I didn't get it for some reason.
7712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / tetris Ds "The right way to do tetris" on: April 18, 2006, 05:31:44 PM
Oh, is my code not up there?  I need to post it.
7713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: April 18, 2006, 05:30:22 PM
No problem.  I actuall ymeant to run it today as well, but I forgot.  I will start it up when I get home, so look for it sometime around 3 PM Central.
7714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (4/17) on: April 18, 2006, 02:23:21 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Give in.....I did.

Final Fantasy XI and Brain Age for me.


Damn you, Hetz.  Hey, did you play FFXI on the PC?  If so, why did you quit?  And why are you going back?
7715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (4/17) on: April 18, 2006, 12:26:42 PM
Still gong strong in my decision not to buy FFXI and a wireless keyboard, but man I think I am going to crack....
7716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Train that brain! (Brain Age Impressions) on: April 18, 2006, 12:24:41 PM
Quote from: "JCC"
I think my first BA test was bugged as it was only 1 test, and it's supposed to be 3.


My first test, part of the intro, was also only 1 test.  I think that's just the way it is, although I saw that when you did the test again yourself, it gave you three.
7717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: April 18, 2006, 04:17:27 AM
I couldn't tell if you visited or not, fyedaddy.  I saw that someone else did, though.
7718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MARKETPLACE - New Oblivion Quest Up - The Orrery on: April 18, 2006, 04:16:28 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
So can one simply walk in the locked Orrery door now?  I suppose it doesn't fit into anything inparticular, but don't you need to be at least the second level of the mage guild to access the University?

I hear it looks nice.


THe Orrery looks very cool inside.  The quest to get into it was pretty boring and simple.  The concept of getting a new power each day is also nice.  You don't nbeed to be in the Mage's GUild to get into the lobby at the university, so I think anyone should be able to do this.
7719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Train that brain! (Brain Age Impressions) on: April 18, 2006, 04:15:12 AM
Picked it up today on the way home and had some fun with it.  My brain age was in the 40s somewhere...46, I think.  I like how they don't give you all the mini-games right up front.  Going to be cool to graph this stuff over time and see how I progress.

I also have trouble with the game recognizing my Blues.  Also, I had a hard time writing G in the game.
7720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: April 17, 2006, 04:26:57 PM
Quote from: "fyedaddy"
I started playing this again over the past week after taking about six weeks off (my town was a mess!) but I haven't seen any GT'ers on my list since then. Am I still on any of your AC friends lists and/or have any of you still been connecting to the WFC?


I think you are still on my list and my town is open all day today.
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