NTSC having higher resolution than PAL...? Where did you get that idea ?
Originally Posted by Rotosound_rb666
You're right about the framerate of course, which reduces interlace flicker in NTSC as compared to PAL, but when it comes to resolution you've got it backwards.
NTSC and PAL both have approximately equal horizontal resolution, as the NTSC scanline period is appx 63.5 microseconds, while the PAL scanline period is exactly 64 microseconds. But the vertical resolution of PAL is far superior to NTSC, as a complete PAL frame (two interlace frames) has 100 scanlines more than the corresponding NTSC frame.
The only aspect where NTSC can be said to have higher resolution than PAL is in the colour modulation, as successive PAL scanlines interact with each other thus 'smearing' the colour information vertically. But that is just a side effect of the real purpose of that method, which is to cancel out colour distortion due to phase variations. So effectively this too improves the perceived picture quality.
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Originally Posted by suloku
I stand corrected, although I sort of remember something about the picture being boxed a bit on the old mayflash, and then there is that Y offset when patching up a pal games vmode, I suppose that makes sense. Has this always been the case? It would appear that pal has new formats that I'm unfamiliar with, I haven't lived outside the US since 1990, or so, it's been awhile since I cared one way or the other.
I'd still be willing to bet that if we were to try any 3 of the big reatail electronics sellers, that we would not find a dual mode tv, and I'd bet they won't be able to even special order one, if they even know one way or the other, that is, if that information is even available in the brochures or on the boxes, if any do support pal, it won't appear as a sales point.
Try shopping for a cellphone with me, I have but one non-negotiable requirement, that it has a jack for an external antenna (it seems that I have an uncanny ability to pick deadspots), and believe me, the sales people NEVER know one way or the other, at least Walmart has those demos attached by cables that I can examine myself, anyplace else I'd have to start opening packages. I usually end up educating the sales reps when I shop, they'll persist at trying to help, but they'll always need to be educated a bit before they can even hope to comprehend what I'm looking for, and why, but if they get enough background to get a general idea, they'll give up at that point. I've found myself needing a new dvd burner, try, I dare you, to shop with 8mb of buffer being the primary mitigating factor. I sort of gave up on that and ordered the cheapest one I could get, as a temporary measure, finding one with a real buffer looks like it will consume more time than I can spare. Failing that, since I got the cheapest one, I'm willing to see if simply swapping out the buffer chip with my soldering iron is a viable option. If that works, though, I might be the first kid on the block with a burner that has 32mb of buffer, wouldnt that be cool?
Afaik, there is only 1PAL-Mode.
I never heard of a modified version and PAL60 isn't a real PAL (well, there is an extended TV-Standard called "PALplus").
Resolution: 625Lines ("720*576"Pixel) @exact 25fps@50Hz
I know a few different "NTSCs", while this should be the standard:
Resolution: 525Lines ("720*480"Pixel) @ 29,97fps (color)/30fps (black and white)@59,94/60Hz.
486Lines visible, 480Lines used mostly.
Rest is for sync-, Picture-Reconstruction, subtitles,...
There are also some NTSC-"Standards". like with 24fps, or something around 23.9fps (because movies in cinema have 24fps.).
But I doesn't uses this by myself, so I couldn't tell ya.
Btw.: Most PAL-TVs, which are capable of running in 60Hz, also can show NTSC (sometimes with color).
So we have a few TVs, that support both standards.
Btw.2.: I think, we're getting too off-topic. ;)
@Mr. Smarty Pants
What part of "keep these moronic comments at bay" is not clear enough?
Hi User112 !
I only wanted to say people here in germany love your PS2 XMB, around 70 downloads and always positiv feedbacks for the 0.7.1 since release :)
Will development go on anytime ?
Three simple steps for a better life:
Originally Posted by user112
First step: deleting the argon crap.
Second step: Forgetting you and your arrogance.
Third step: ignoring your comments.
Sorry, but could the flame-wars please stop? :(
@all who don't like Argon.
Don't read the thread. ;)
@Fatman222 & TnA
Thanks and don't worry, I'm having fun, mostly, cause the idiocy levels around here are pretty alarming indeed.
I think Argon is one of the most known applications (and also still under development :) ).
Originally Posted by user112
Don't think about it too much.
The time you may waste, is better used in new time for devin'. :D
(...or other things.)
I think they tried your app, because they find it interesting.