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Seriously, what is so special about PAL? I mean I can only understand if that's the standard where you live, but..

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Why do people care so much about PAL? Isn't the native resolution for movies made for the USA NTSC? I mean if it's not, than why is that the standard in America AND Japan? Japan is more technologically advanced than anyone, so I say whatever their standard is is also the definitive standard. The only reason I can understand why people prefer PAL is if that is what they are used to, or that's what their TV plays. I mean are you people THAT busy that you have to cut a few minutes of time from your movie watching out and watch a sped-up version of an American movie? I can understand if the movie was shot specially for PAL territories, but why would you want to sacrifice ANYTHING to watch a movie that was intended first and formost for the American market (like Star Wars), in a different resoultion? Yeah, supposedly PAL gives more picture information, a few freaking lines. Big whoop. I don't think it's worth the sped up crap. I posted something in the Laserdisc vs. DVD comparison thread, (which the title and first post said NOTHING about PAL or NTSC, so I assumed it would be about NTSC, since that is the standard for a US movie like SW)

"Why does ANYONE care about PAL? I mean these are AMERICAN movies. AMERICAN movies. AMERICAN movies are NTSC. Screw PAL and it's not-NTSC-ness."

Which was promptly deleted by someone other than me, but imortalized in someone's signature. I was really hoping to find an NTSC LD/ DVD comparison, and when all people in there seemed to care about was PAL, I got upset. Seriously, why all the fuss over PAL? Why did they even make multiple formats to start with?

Please don't delete this, I am being dead serious. I am honestly curious about this. All this complaining about not changing anything, etc, but you can't tell me that converting to PAL isn't some form of changing the movies. I know so is NTSC, but it's closer to the theater version than PAL is.
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This has nothing to do with Star Wars, so I've moved it in to the technical discussions forum.

And it was me who deleted your retarded comment from the other thread.

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Like the 3:2 pulldown stutter would be better than 4% speedup.

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That few freaking lines can make a big whoop of a difference when the source is non-anamorphic widescreen LD.
FILM is NOT NTSC. NTSC is just a video standard film can be converted to, just as PAL.
Did you even read the DVD/laserdisc thread or did you think when you saw the word PAL that's not American, I don't want to have anything to do with it. Why would you assume it would be about NTSC, doesn't the rest of the world, the rest of the world, THE REST OF THE WORLD exist to you?
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and when all people in there seemed to care about was PAL, I got upset.


There's no point crying over spilt milk, especially when you don't know how milk works.

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Also PAL has a bigger chroma and luma space than NTSC. NTSC is also known as "Never The Same Colour".

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Originally posted by: Darth Editous
and when all people in there seemed to care about was PAL, I got upset.

There's no point crying over spilt milk, especially when you don't know how milk works.

*snarf*
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OK, but why is NTSC the standard in the very country that produces Hollywood movies?
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Yeah, why isn't NTSC the standard in the country that produces Bollywood movies ?

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Marioxb I thought I explained to you the difference in our pm convo.
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The thing about Star Wars: some of it was filmed in British studios, and they only had PAL film stock available.

(I think mario is winding us up, surely?)

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i think this is the most retared thing i've ever read on the internet.

marioxb, i will not be reading anything else you post online. ever.

goodnight