In the 1950s, the "TV GUY" brought your new set home and tuned it for you.
Then came the 1970s where we drifted into "plug and play" with the viewer doing
all of the tuning. By the 1990s, component video was making its way into the
home, and we released Video Essentials to help you get it right.
. it's time for the next generation, as home entertainment setup has evolved
into Digital Video Essentials. The DVE calibration disc looks at system setup
from the point of view of creating a canvas for works of electronic art. We've
created NTSC, PAL and HDTV versions of DVE that provide a unified set of
instructions and test patterns that work with all three formats. From acoustic
and visual environment of a high quality system, to audio and video setup,
Digital Video Essentials is the "TV Guy" of the 21st Century!
Short for National Television System Committee. The NTSC is responsible for
setting television and video standards in the United States (in Europe
and the rest of the world, the dominant television standards are PAL and SECAM).
The NTSC standard for television defines a composite video signal with a refresh
rate of 60 half-frames (interlaced) per second. Each frame contains 525 lines
and can contain 16 million different colors.
The NTSC standard is incompatible with most computer video standards, which
generally use RGB video signals. However, you can insert special video adapters
into your computer that convert NTSC signals into computer video signals and
Short for Phase Alternating Line, the dominant television standard in Europe.
The United States uses a different standard, NTSC. Whereas NTSC delivers 525
lines of resolution at 60 half-frames per second, PAL delivers 625 lines at 50
half-frames per second. Many video adapters that enable computer monitors to be
used as television screens support both NTSC and PAL signals.
SECAM stands for Systeme Electronique Couleur Avec Memoire, which was adopted in
1967. It has 625 lines and 25 frames per second.
Countries include: Albania, Benin, Bulgaria, Congo, former Czechoslovakia,
Djibouti, Egypt, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Greece (also PAL), Guadeloupe,
Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg (also PAL),
Madagascar, Martinique, Mauritius, Monaco (also PAL), Mongolia, Morocco, New
Caledonia, Niger, Poland, Reunion, Romania, Saudi Arabia (also PAL), Senegal,
Syria, Tahiti, Togo, Tunisia, former USSR, Viet Nam, Zaire. The above was
gathered from various older sources, so discrepancies in spelling or political
changes are unintentional.
English Digital Surround EX
English Dolby Pro Logic
Spanish Dolby Pro Logic
No Region Coding