Two questions for those people with PAL setups: 1. Is the PAL 7800 palette similar to the 2600, i.e. colors 0,1,14 & 15 grey, even/odd color bands, see http://cuddlepuddle.org/~adam/videopal.cgi?pal=1 ? 2. Any obvious equivalent colors (like 1 ~= 15 on NTSC) ?
No, in MARIA mode the palettes of the NTSC 7800 and the PAL 7800 seem to be pretty much the same. The only difference is that PAL TVs don't have a tint control, and that the red-green balance (that's what 'tint' controls, right?) is fixed a bit on the greener side.
I tried Atari's palette test program on my NTSC 7800 connected to a multi-standard TV. When I shift the tint slider so much toward the 'green' side that the turquises move down one row, then I get about the same palette as when I use Atari's palette test program on my PAL 7800 connected to the same TV.
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