'...Never Twice the Same Color, Something Essentially Contrary to the American Method, and Picture Always Lousy...'
You cynical b@st'rds :-P
AMD jumped into the hot TV-on-PC market Tuesday with the release of the ATI Theater HD 750 chip, which provides HDTV capabilities to desktop and mobile PCs. Announced today at the Computex mega-show in Taipei, Taiwan, the ATI Theater HD 750 has worldwide compatibility, being able to accept HDTV, DTV, and broadcast signals in …
As PAL waited for everyone else to get it wrong first, honestly, what sort of septic muppet thinks that separating chroma and brightness signals for processing without embedding reference clocks to allow correctly phased reassembly is a good idea?
If they were working in computing they would be writing Visual Basic .net applications that needed Oracle databases and moaning about how much Java contractors get paid.
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It isn't just Never The Same Colour twice that makes the NTSC picture look terrible, its the lack of horizontal lines. Old PAL tellies might flicker a bit if you've got your face less than 1 foot from the screen, but I haven't done that since I was 8.
Even sat 12ft back from an average sized Yank telly you can still see huge gaping gaps between the scan lines.
I was in the US on a course a year or two back, and the picture quality on the cable I was getting on the 21" telly in my hotel room made me want to puke.
Having adverts interrupting the programs EVERY FRIGGING 5 MINUTES made me want to go on a killing spree. "Hi I'm Bob, Why don't you come on down to 'Bob's emporium of crap noone wants', and I'll give you a free Coronary Heart bypass!"
How the hell do they put up with it?
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