When it comes to television technology, most of us are aware of HD, Full HD, 4K, curved, and LED. But do you know what PAL and NTSC mean? PAL refers to Phase Alternating Line, and NTSC means National Television System Committee. Both PAL and NTSC are standard systems for analogue televisions. The main difference lies in the countries where they are mostly used. The PAL TV system is the standard in Europe, while the NTSC TV system is used in North and South America. Buying a PAL system has its advantages.
PAL TV Systems have greater resolution
PAL TV Systems have 20% higher resolution than NTSC TV Systems. Both have high frame rates that can show on the monitor a smooth flow of motion, but because PAL is closer to film in terms of frame rate, no adjustment is needed.
PAL automatically corrects color
Compared to NTSC, PAL does not use tint control. This is because color errors on the screen are instantly removed in the PAL TV systems. NTSC, on the other hand, need tint control to modify the colors manually.
PAL TV Systems are less sensitive to phase changes
Another advantage of PAL to NTSC is its ability to maintain fluid motion of pictures even when there are phase changes on the screen. The technology used in PAL Systems allows this TV standard to make modifications to the signal using adders and delay lines. PAL cancels out the phase errors by acting as storage in the line.
PAL is used in more countries than NTSC
PAL is used in a lot of countries that include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hongkong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.