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60HZ on pal televisions.

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by dAvE6, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. dAvE6

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    i own a 50hz set. playing modern games on it often comes with the option for a 60hz screen display. now, this is due to games being made orriginally in america or japan, and then to play them full speed and screen in the uk you need to play them on 60hz. at first i found it annoying due to it using less lines. but in fact it reduces flicker and actually speeds up the refresh rate. i was so pleased at this point, becasue the flicker was starting to get on my nerves, and games are a main reason for owning a tv.

    so if games consoles can do it, is there any way of converting other forms of media to 60hz? does anyone know of anything, or any planned peices of kit to do this??

    thanks.
     
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    thanks. its dvd and games which i mainly use it for, considering the quality of normal broadcasts is questionable for both 50 and 100hz sets. all those glaring colours and white skies.

    my dvd player is multi region, and i may buy nstc discs. so is there a possability of viewing these in 60hz?
     
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    Yes having a 60HZ option in a game really helps, as we get to play the game full screen, full speed version of the game.

    The problem arises when the developer have to bring the game down to 50hz (UK standard) and thus needs to somehow account for the loss of speed, this usually means games that are slightly slower then their American and Japanese counterparts, or they put in big borders most of the time to speed up the game.

    What we would like is for all games to have this option please could you go to this link and sign up for a petetion to get developers and Sony to make all games to have an OPTION for 60hz

    You can find out more info on 60/50hz here;<br /><a href="http://www.50hurtz.com/" target="_blank">http://www.50hurtz.com/</a>

    and please sign this petition ; <a href="http://www.petitiononline.com/ps2pal60/petition.html" target="_blank">http://www.petitiononline.com/ps2pal60/petition.html</a>

    THANKS
     
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    ok. does anyne know about the dvd side of things? wether nstc import dvd's playing on a uk multi region dvd player will produce a 60hz picture???
     
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    You have to check with ure DVD player mate.

    Some (must be mutli-region of course) DVD players will output a NTSC region DVD in PAL 50HZ, I think only the good ones do that, but I think most will output it as it is i.e. 60HZ so make sure ure tv can handle 60Hz.

    My mate brought a region 0 (i.e any region) DVD it was a porno and it was in NTSC format 60HZ, the PS2 outputted it as that too, so when i had my PS2 connected to my old tv the image was black N white(side effect of some old tvs that cant handle 60Hz), but now ive got my new 44inch Thomson I tried it, and as it can handle 60Hz it worked perfectly fine.
     
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    It's not really a case of converting other media to 60hz. For films, tapes, etc., the media itself has a fixed refresh rate. For PAL sources its 50hz, for NTSC its 60hz. To get the higher refresh rate from a DVD player for example, you really need to use NTSC Discs.

    Actually, it CAN be done, using a video standards converter - but these are expensive, and usually degrade the quality of the image.

    The other way of reducing flicker is to use a 100hz TV. These actually double the refresh rate ie by displaying each frame twice.

    Or you could use an LCD TV or Monitor. These are costly at present, but they don't have any visible refresh rate flicker.
     
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