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Looking through the options, I saw "full pixel mode" as something you can enable/disable. What exactly does it do?

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From this article:

There's also a "full pixel" mode that liberates the PS3 version from the borders of the original game, giving the game much more real estate on-screen - boosted all the more by the move from the original's 4:3 aspect ratio to the full 16:9 widescreen experience.

It also seems to eliminate overscan, giving the sharpest possible picture on an HDTV.

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So why would this feature be disabled? Are there any disadvantages (e.g. frame rate)? –  Alex Sep 30 '11 at 16:19
    
@Alex There wouldn't be a noticable difference in frame rate, but some players would prefer to play the game with its original borders and aspect ratio. That being said, it was a developer decision to disable the feature by default, so you'd have to ask them. –  Keaanu Sep 30 '11 at 16:30
    
Funny, this is what I thought it did before I asked but I didn't see any difference for some reason (no black border with it turned off). It turns out I had left my TV on stretch mode, so it was automatically stretching out the black bars (whoops). –  Daniel Lew Oct 5 '11 at 5:38

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