Thanks for the reply Peter. I tried using the "s-video or composite"
setting, but it didn't help. It doesn't appear to have any effect on
the refresh rate, it just seems to change the layout of MCE a little
differently to compensate for overscan. I've also tried, VGA/DVI
setting, component, and also tried the "digital flat panel" display for
720X480 @ 60Hz won't work on a standard 4:3 non-HD display. Maybe on a
progressive display, but on interlaced TV's, only every other line is
drawn for each screen refresh, hence the 30Hz refresh rate.
It appears that the developers of MCE didn't think that anybody would
be outputting a component signal to a non-HD display. A pretty big
oversight in my opinion! I know I can use the s-video output on a video
card, which will just re-scale everything to standard NTSC signals, but
the s-video output is garbage in my opinion. Using VGA or DVI to
component, the image is crystal clear. My desktop looks great, I just
wish I could get MCE to keep the darn settings when going to