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PHASE ALTERNATE LINE (PAL) Definition & Legal Meaning

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The standardized picture format used for decoding and encoding television signals, throughout most of Europe, excluding France. The specifications of the PAL format are as follows: 786 pixels in each line, a total of 625 lines on each screen, 25fps video, and a power rating of 220V. The image quality of a PAL tv is better than that of a NTSC, but inferior to SECAM, used in France.


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