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Old 02 April 2006, 11:51   #3
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Quite interesting...

The maximum resolutions are:

PAL is 720x576 @50Hz interlaced.
NTSC is 720x480 @60Hz interlaced.

These both have the same bandwidth i.e. (720x576x50 = 720x480x60)

Same goes for non-interlaced...

PAL is 720x288@50
NTSC is 720x240@60

Same bandwidth i.e. 720x288x50 = 720x240x60

I thought there might be a relationship between the Amiga resolutions

HOWEVER

640x256@50 /= 640x200@60

BUT it is close and they are nice round number

I honestly dont know.

BUT THERE IS AN ANSWER... Why?

Because the Atari ST uses the same resolutions so it's not hardware specific.

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