NTSC stands for: National
Television Systems Committee.
It is one of three main television standards or formats used
throughout the world. The other two formats are PAL and SECAM.
All of the tapes sold on Video-Line are VHS-NTSC. That means
that they are VHS tapes but recorded in the NTSC format that
is common in the United States, counrties of North America,
and a few other countries. If you live in one of the countries
listed below, your VHS video player "should" be able
to play these videos.
Some of our customers that live in countries not listed below,
have been able to obtain video players that will play NTSC format
tapes. Please make sure that your player has this capability
if you are ordering tapes from us.
Countries that use the NTSC format:
United States, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands
Antiles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines and Venezuela.
PAL: Phase Alternating
PAL is the type of video system used in many countries outside
of the U.S. In order for you to watch a video your VCR must
send an electronic signal to your television. This signal is
based upon the AC (alternating current) power frequency in the
country where you are viewing the tape. Here in America our
power frequency is 60Hz. However, in many other countries the
AC frequency is 50Hz. Therefore, we have different television
standards around the world.
America's television standard was developed under the guidance
of the National Television Standards Committee, thus it is called
NTSC. In most of Europe, Asia and Africa the power frequency
is 50Hz so they developed 2 television standards which better
suit the needs of these countries. One of the 50Hz Standards
is PAL (Phase Alternating Lines) and the other is SECAM (SEquential
Color Avec Memoire). While PAL is used in most of Europe and
former territories of the British Empire SECAM is primarily
used in France, Eastern Block and Middle Eastern Countries.
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terms that come with it, such as hyperlink or URL. Here's a
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The Internet is a system connecting millions of computers around
the world. Its best known feature, the World Wide Web, presents
rich content, including multimedia clips and even live radio
and video. You view this content on Web pages by using a Web
browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Typically the top-level page of a Web site is called the home
page, from which other pages branch off. When you start Internet
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Getting around on the Internet Each Web page has a specific
address, sometimes known as a URL (uniform resource locator).
You can type the address to go directly to the page. It indicates
a number of things: for example, with http://www.microsoft.com,
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sounds, or programs to download (install) to your computer from
the Internet. Security settings in Internet Explorer help you
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Also, because some information on the Web may not be suitable
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