Tag Archives: NTSC

What is NTSC?

Jun 11th, 2011by dvdxplayer 9,974 views |1 Comments

NTSC, named for the National Television System Committee, is the analog television system that is used in most of North America, most of South America (except Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and French Guiana), Burma, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and some Pacific island nations and territories (see map). The first NTSC standard was developed in 1941 and had no provision for color television. Read More »


Jun 04th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,743 views |Comments Off

Here is some acronym words we often see:

NTSC – National Television Systems Committee. A group that established black-and-white television standards in the United States in 1941 and later added color in 1953. NTSC is used to refer to the systems and signals compatible with this specific color-modulation technique. Read More »

What is PAL and NTSC?

May 13th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,102 views |Comments Off

NTSC: National Television System Committee standard is an Electronics Industry Association, it is a Committee of the United States, Canada, Japan and parts of Central America and South America, making the commercial television broadcasting standard. Read More »

What video standard(NTSC/PAL) does my country use?

Mar 16th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,524 views |Comments Off

If you’re in North America, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and parts of South America, you use NTSC. Most other areas of the world use PAL .

What’s NTSC?

Feb 16th, 2010by dvdxplayer 3,246 views |1 Comments

NTSC stands for National Television Standards Committee and was approved by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in 1941 as the standard for television broadcasting in the U.S. Since NTSC was originally developed with without consideration for the eventual addition of Color – the implementation of color into the NTSC format has been a weakness of the system, thus the term for NTSC became known by many professionals as “Never Twice The Same Color”. Read More »


Feb 14th, 2010by dvdxplayer 3,125 views |Comments Off

The number of vertical lines or pixel rows dictates the capability to produce a detailed image, but there is more. It is obvious at this point that the larger the number of vertical lines or pixel rows, the more detailed the image. However, within the arena of analog video, the number of vertical lines or pixel rows is fixed within a system. The current major analog video systems are NTSC and PAL. Read More »

DVD Region Codes

Feb 13th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,098 views |Comments Off

The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.

To keep it simple, this means that DVD player softwares and DVDs are labeled for operation on within a specific geographical region in the world. For example, the U.S. is in region 1. This means that all DVD players sold in the U.S. are made to region 1 specifications. As a result, region 1 players can only play region 1 discs. That’s right, the DVDs themselves are encoded for a specific region. On the back of each DVD package, you will a find a region number (1 thru 6). Read More »