Look up "overscan" on google. Your PC doesn't so you get to see every scan line.
I hope someone can help me.
I have been converting some old VHS tapes to DVD by playing them on a Sony SLV-440 VCR and recording on a Pioneer DVR-231, connecting the two using cables with RCA phono plugs. I have recorded onto DVD-R disks and DVD-RW disks. These disks play ok on stand-alone DVD players, but when I play them on a computer, most of them (but not all) show varying degrees of disturbance at one or two of the borders of the picture. One of the disks, for instance, shows a "scrambling" along the bottom border about 11 pixels high and a bright vertical bar about 5 pixels wide at the left border. Another disk shows "scrambling" at the left side of the top border, etc. Some disks show very little disturbance, while others show a lot. I'd like to be able to process these recordings with a video enhancer software (like Virtual Dub) and then put menus on them and burn them to a permanent DVD.
I tried inputting a couple of tapes directly into the computer using a Dazzler Video Creator, but that made no difference. I also played some of the disks on another computer, but the results were the same. The computer I'm using is a Compaq Presario V2000 notebook with a Win XP OS (service pack 2), 1.794 GHz, 37.5 GB HD plus a 500 GB free standing USB Maxtor HD. 512 MB RAM, 2 GB virtual memory, AMD Sempron processor.
Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.