Re: Recovery by Relocation.
- From: abuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Corlett)
- Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:08:12 +0000 (UTC)
Alan J. Flavell <flavell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Pity about the USAns who bought video tapes on their European holiday, and
then found they couldn't view them properly back home.
Useless fact: "PAL" videotapes don't in fact have PAL on them because they
have a much lower bandwidth than the 8MHz required for a PAL signal. So
playing a tape really relies on the *player* knowing abount this PAL variant
and converting it to PAL or other local standard.
NTSC = Never Twice the Same Color
SECAM = Supreme Effort Contra AMerica (or the French equivalent
"System Essentially Contrary to the American Method".
PAL = Perfection At Last.
"Picture Always Lousy".
Of the three, I prefer PAL, but I'd rather skip them all and have RGB. Who
watches TV anyway these days?
Way back when, I saw a 405-line 50Hz colour TV operating on a
suitably-adapted NTSC standard, broadcast experimentally from Ally Pally.
I assume that'd be the tests to see which colour encoding scheme caused the
least visual interference on monochrome sets?