PAL vs NTSC

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  1. Ricky27

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    My collection is made up of around 40 DVDS which are all region 2
    pal,if i did go multiregion,would i notice any difference in quality?
    I know my old pal ld,s always seemed sharper than my NTSC ones.
    I was wondering cos im thinking about getting proggresive scan.
    on for Timh maybe?
     
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    In short: it depends mostly on the mastering, not the technical specs of PAL or NTSC. Some NTSC are better as are some PAL.

    And if you are that worried about perfection: what about the PAL audio speedup compared to NTSC?
     
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    I prefer NTSC as a standard (for movies), only because the sound and the length of the program is accurate (not faster) to the original film. When using 2:3 pull down (3:2) progressive, you also end up with pretty much correct 24 fps! I used to find that in general, NTSC transfers were far better, as well as the "package" as a whole, but this is changing and many PAL discs are now superior. Once PAL progressive is sorted out, then PAL discs will probably look stunning, but I will still be bugged by the 4% speed up! Many films do not have the pitch of the sound lowered by 4% to compensate and this is unforgivable IMO!

    Cheers Kane
     
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    thought for alot of guys for who picture is more important than tone pitch prefered pal due to the higher line resolution and much smoother pans as no 3:2 effect happening on standard tv's

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    Personally, I can't wach NTSC dvds due to their jerkyness, and not even on just pans, it's the whole film.

    Admittedly it could be my system. I've tried NTSC & PAL60 from my DVD player, and my telly is fully compatible with NTSC. Maybe it's just me being over picky...

    I use S-video rather than RGB, could that make a difference?

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    I'm kinda the same myself with nstc, my eye can really see when something not quite right is happening, I also prefer pal just down to the higher line res, the 4% pitch increase dosn't bother me at all.

    I was trying to use my pc with my projector and windvd and powerdvd both had slight stuttering, just made it unwatchable for me, although by the same measure, someone who is more sensitive with sound could find the pal speedup unlistenable.

    With tv I would go with pal, but today I've bought myself a tosh sd510 dvd player to use with a projector and it only does progressive component out with ntsc discs, so I may be buying all nstc soon!

    Not sure about the svid rgb ntsc prob, have you tried both?

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    So would you say that PAL beats Proggresive NTSC?
     
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    I think actually and speaking here from absolutely no experience of either, possibly ntsc prog is better due to the dvd player removing the 3:2 pulldown and you then have correct pitch/movie times?? is this correct?

    my projector @ 800x600 will only show 500 lines via the non-vga connectors anyway so the extra lines of pal won't make any difference

    maybe with pal+ntsc prog scan you really end up splitting hairs trying to find a difference

    plz ignore above ramble ....:p

    someone with some experience/common sense care to comment?
     
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    So would you say that PAL beats Proggresive NTSC?

    Surely not. Rather the other way around.

    Well, I guess HDTV is the answer to all our problems ... ;)
     

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