ok, so. it seems to me that when I use a Monitor resolution with my console (848x480, 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1440x900, or 1680x1050) it puts out a different gamma than when I use a tv resolution (480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p) so when I use a monitor resolution, the image looks too bright and the whites look squeezed, causing scenes which are supposed to be dark and cinematic to instead look like they were shot with a camcorder. I've tried changing the reference levels, but that just makes the image look washed out and grey.
I like to use the monitor resolution 1360x768 because it's the same resolution as my television, (and my TV tends to underscan tv resolutions, but that's not your problem)
I doubt that this is isolated, since Portal 2 has an option to compensate for it. (which makes it look a hell of a lot better) but most games don't. I was hoping the next system update could include an option for fixing this, but I updated today and nothing.
so could you please give me some advice? (other than buy a new TV, that's not helpful) or possibly offer a fix in the near future? thanking you in advance.
btw my console is an arcade (the one that came with banjo-kazooie nuts and bolts and Viva Pinata), I'm using an HDMI cable, and my tv is some Vizio thing (but I tried it on another TV and got the same problem)