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PAL
Last modified: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 

(1) Short for Phase Alternating Line, the dominant television standard in Europe. The United States uses a different standard, NTSC. Whereas NTSC delivers 525 lines of resolution at 60 half-frames per second, PAL delivers 625 lines at 50 half-frames per second. Many video adapters that enable computer monitors to be used as television screens support both NTSC and PAL signals.

(2) Short for Programmable Array Logic, a type of Programmable Logic Device (PLD).

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Describes why different TV standards exists, the pros and cons of NTSC, PAL and SECAM, broadcast system details, and video formats. Also contains FAQs, and information on standards conversions and how to bridge the gap between different video standards.

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