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Old 07 June 2009, 20:55   #5
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Originally Posted by Wikipedia
The term PAL is often used informally to refer to a 625-line/50 Hz (576i), television system, and to differentiate from a 525-line/60 Hz (480i) NTSC system.
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So the maximum height (linewise) of the screen was different in PAL and NTSC. The MegaDrive had a 224 and a 240 line mode ( As you can see the 240 mode was only used for PAL games.
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