#1900169, By ksvenheim Virtual Console 50Hz travesty

  • ksvenheim 20 Dec 2006 06:23:40 32 posts
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    GiarcYekrub wrote:
    So is the picture actually squashed in the PAL versions I'd always assumed that the black borders were there to reduce the number of lines from 576 to 480 so 96 lines of black but 96 lines that NTSC TV's don't have. That's what I thought anyway.

    You are right, but even tho the PAL format has more lines, the aspect ratio of the TV is still the same, so the image looks squished, meaning everything is "fatter" than it's supposed to be. Not as much as if stretching a 4:3 signal to 16:9, but somewhere in between.
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