On 23/10/03, Mike Richter wrote:
> At 12:17 PM 10/23/2003 -0400, Aaron Z Snyder wrote:
>> Talk to any European, other than the French (they're, as usual, a
>> special case), and they will tell you that their PAL (Phase
>> Alternating Line) system means "Perfection At Last". Then ask him/her
>> about how he/she can stand the 50 Hz flicker in the picture (the US
>> rate is approx. 60 Hz) and the response will be "What flicker?"
> I discovered the problem in England. I found ways to tolerate the
> flicker, but never understood the locals' insensitivity to it.
I could never watch TV until the models appeared with scan doubling,
which gives a 100Hz refresh rate. The 50Hz flicker is very unpleasant
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