[Coco] PAL colour artifacts

Fedor Steeman dino at dds.nl
Fri Jun 25 04:25:06 EDT 2004

I actually wrote a very short article on this on my website:
http://hjem.get2net.dk/steeman/articles.html, with the idea of adding some
pictures of this effect in the near future, but I never really got around to
do it yet. For those who might find it fun to get an idea of this I could
make a bit more haste with this!



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Torsten Dittel" <Torsten at Dittel.info>
To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 8:29 AM
Subject: [Coco] Re: CoCo Monitor

> > I'm not sure but artifact colors may not work on the PAL TV system. At
> > the very least, the colors would be quite different.
> Almost not. PAL (Phase Alternating Line) was created as an improvement
> to the existing NTSC (kidding: "Never The Same Color") system to avoid
> those and other effects. In the early days of (color) TV most of the
> shown material (movies, etc.) were still black & white. Any fine pattern
> would produce those "cross colors" which could be quite anoying.
> However, there were some very week color effects but nothing
> reproduceable.
> Torsten
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