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Darkit

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#1 14 years ago

I was looking at my Xbox games and I noticed that some said NTSC and others said PAT. Also on XBC, a xbox online tunneler, it has the choices of NTSC and PAT. What do these mean.




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#2 14 years ago

They are color TV standards. NTSC is used in United States, Canada, Japan, in most of the American continent countries and in various Asian countries. Rest of the world uses either some variety of PAL or SECAM standards.




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#3 14 years ago

The differences between the two are due to the difference in frequency & the # of scan lines. NTSC works at 60?Hz with 200 horizontal lines making up the televisions image, whilst PAL std. refreshes the image at 50Hz (50 times a second) & uses 255 scan lines. I cannot remeber the exact figures but if you care then: :google:




Pestilence64

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#4 14 years ago

in terms of video and gaming, NTSC is much better, its clearer and better frame reates. and normally the 2 standards arent compatible, you cant play one standard on a player meant for the other, unless the player specifically is desighned to play both, most DVD players are nowadays. i dont know about Xbox, i dont own one.




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#5 14 years ago

I don't think NTSC is any better than PAL, nor vice versa.

*PAL pixel rate: 720 x 576 Pixel x 25 fps = 10.4 MPix/s *NTSC pixel rate: 720 x 480 Pixel x 30 fps = 10.4 MPix/s

Also, NTSC is actually 29.97 fps




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#6 14 years ago

the resolution may be higher with Pal, but the amount of data used to fomat the frames is higher and of greater detail in NTSC, which gives it better color definition, and even tho the frame rate is only 5 frames higher in NTSC, aster a few hours of watching movies its easier to watch IMHO.