[opendtv] Re: PAL; 405 line pictures

Dale Kelly wrote:
It's easy to
forget that before satellite distribution in the 1970s, Americans seldom saw accurate color on their screens.

It's also easy to forget that that was becasue, after about
1959 or 60, the TV sets, not the transmissions. I got a
color TV in 1962. It gave beautiful colors and quite reliably so. You only had to tweek the hue control rarely.

OF course, it was a Heathkit and was a no-holds-barred
plenty of tubes design. It also had a correct, linear,
color matrix. Many sets had matrices that very strongly
rejected the Q axis (green-magenta) so everything was
gray, blue, or orange. THIS was the main problem with
US TV until well into the transistor era.

Doug McDonald


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