Hiya I've always thought of PAL as being a superior (if only slightly) standard to NTSC. If my reading is correct, NTSC less vertical lines and this is noticeable. NTSC has lower video bandwidth, 4.2mhz compared to PALs 5mhz and a lower audio bandwidth, 4.5mhz to PALs 5.5mhz. The only thing i can see NTSC has over PAL is a frame rate of 29.997 to PALs 25. But IIRC the human works at around 25.4, and thats also what cinemas use as their frame rate, so this doesnt really help NTSC in any way. Or am i wrong - is there something i've not taken into account?