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Old December 24th, 2003, 06:39 AM   #1
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French Secam 816 lines resolution still happening?


I am about to buy a couple of dvx100's for a small picture, here in Amsterdam, Holland.

Does anyone know if the French still work on 816 lines rather than the 625 PAL lines? And would that give indeed a better picture?


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Old December 24th, 2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard from another "dutch" man! 816 lines? That's
the first time I've ever heard that. Secam equipment will
understand PAL signals without problems.

I found this URL for some technical comparison:,ntsc.htm

In theory more resolution will be better, but if there is almost
no equipment then it probably won't. Ofcourse we are moving
into an HD world, so that might be more interesting?

Ofcourse here in Holland there isn't much HD at all, unless you
want to go from digital to film.

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