Linux Journal Daily Tip Video Problem

I like to download the Linux Journal Daily Tips from here:

http://linuxjournal.blip.tv/rss/itunes/

We own a DivX capable Home DVD Player and I convert the videos from MP4 format to DivX in order to watch them on the front room TV. The only issue I have is that it is clipping off the text shown on the left side of the screen. I also watch several other vidcasts and when I mentioned this issue to the sysop of another site, he said the problem was called Overscan if I understood him properly. He pointed me to this webpage:

http://www.category5.tv/content/view/485/173/

I would appreciate it if the daily tips allowed some extra room on the edges, so it all shows on a TV screen. I have tried playing with various options in the conversion software and it didn't make any difference.

Thank You