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    Post Adjusting screen position

    I'm currently using the BookPC's built-in tv-out with my 5.6" NTSC LCD. In 640x480 mode with 'use entire tv screen' enabled, it fits exactly. However to make proper use of CoPilot, I have to run it in 800x600. In 800x600, it fits well, but a little bit of all the edges of the screen are off.

    Normally this isn't a big deal, but CoPilot puts the mileage till the next turn right against the left edge of the screen. It ends up so I can only see the last digit. So I can't tell if it's 90.6 miles or 10.6 miles. I can tell when I get within a mile though, both from voice warnings and because a mini-map appears when within a mile.

    Anyway, to the point.. does anyone know any software that would let me shift everything to the right a little bit? I don't mind losnig what's on the right edge of the screen, as I don't need it. The display panel has arrows to adjust the image position on the screen, however they're greyed out. I've never seen them enabled, regardless of video mode.

    Suggestions? I'm running WinME, btw.
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
    Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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    well every tv out card ive had has this in its advance settings

    display propertye-advance-tv output

    thats where mine are

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    Like I said, the settings are there, but they're greyed out. I can't adjust the position. There's a "use full screen" which helps, but it doesn't solve it.
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
    Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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    ok i didnt read that bit

    try powerstrip
    http://www.entechtaiwan.com/ps.htm

    that should do the trick

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    pcman
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    i read in an previous post that gerard_NL
    used a program called tvtool, as his wasnt taking up thhe full screen so he used that to stretch it to the edge, maby you could use it to shrink yours down for 800x600?

    or maby your ntsc lcd doesnt support 800x600?

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    yes indeed, i use tvtool from www.tvtool.de works like a charm for me.
    you can try or it works for your chipset.
    you can try the free version.
    my borders are gone !
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    Thanks for the recommendations, I'll try both!
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
    Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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    Having problems with both tools.

    tvcc (tvtool version for chrontel chips) is able to shrink the screen (748x566 offset by 44 and 10), but it only wants to do it on a per program basis (and you have to hit cntrl-alt-f6 each time) and it needs me to tell it what chip I have every time.. neither are very good for a keyboard less install.

    PowerStrip seems like it could work, but I can't figure out how to do it. I tried making a smaller resolution, but it wouldnt' let me switch to it.

    Any suggestions? A smaller screen would help, but simply being able to slide everything to the right a little bit would help.
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
    Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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