[Squeakland] [ANN] Squeakers subtitled PAL DVD
Jecel Assumpcao Jr
jecel at merlintec.com
Wed Jun 2 13:17:15 PDT 2004
On Wednesday 02 June 2004 09:17, Michael Rueger wrote:
> "NTSC is the video system or standard used in North America and most
> of South America. In NTSC, 30 frames are transmitted each second.
> Each frame is made up of 525 individual scan lines.
This is very off topic (and pedantic as well), but the table on that
page clearly contradicts the paragraph above. Brazil (PAL-M) is all by
itself "most of South America", and when you add Argentina (PAL-N)
things become even more skewed. The table doesn't include Paraguay
which I think uses PAL-M'.
That said, a DVD player in Brazil probably couldn't handle the PAL-G
discs from Europe though it plays NTSC media quite well. So for the
case of DVDs (this topic) the paragraph's mistake doesn't matter.
In case anyone is curious, PAL = "phase alternating line" and was an
simple solution to the chroma drift that caused NTSC to be jokingly
known as "Never Twice the Same Color". Increasing transistor budgets
and brute force solutions have made it possible for the current
generations not to know the horrors of the "tint" knob in their TV
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