50hz or 60hz in PAL? which is better?

pluto2

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Hey!

I don't have a LCD TV so 480p is out of the question for me. What I wonder about though is whatever I should be using 50hz or 60hz? Which is better? Do they all work on all tv's? (mine is pretty old). Also, I have the RGB cable, does this change this in any way? I'm puzzled, what should I be using? I use 50hz now and it looks great, would 60hz look even better or what? I thought 60hz was for NTSC and 50hz for PAL.

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strange, why would they put the option in then? I'm puzzled! Any other voices here about this?
 
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Would just any TV allow that or does it take a high-end TV or something?
 

Byuakuya

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normal tvs do allow for 60htz but not older tvs. older tvs give a black and white picture if they cant support 60htz.
 
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So basically if I don't get a blackwhite picture when switching to 60hz I'd get a better picture that way, be it a noticably better one or not?
 

Byuakuya

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yea if you dont get a black and white picture when switching to 60htz then you are fine. it should run at a smoother rate than at 50htz.
 

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I have a tv that doesn't support 60hz. Pity cos some games are 60hz only (Metroid Prime 2 and Geist for certain). Most gamecube games let you test out if you can use 60hz. I would say if its over 15 years old, you may have trouble.
 
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well mine isn't THAT bad, it may be 10 but sure not 15, I'm gonna give it a shot!
 

GaryT85

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yeah, try and see, that the best way..

60hz is just a higher refresh rate, meaning the picture itself will be refreshed more often per second, so a more defined image.

i have tried some of the games in both modes, it would be hard to tell a difference
 

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I wonder why Nintendo would have a PAL and NTSC option....PAL is really mean't for a different region such as japan. I'm starting to think that the Wii is free of the region lock meaning I can port Wii games from japan.
 
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I tried the 60hz stuff and while I didn't get a black and white image I got an image which "jumped" abit, especieally on corners of things so I had to stick with 50hz, guess the tv is older than I thought it was, piece of crap, I want a LCD tv but I can't afford it, I'll have to settle for 50hz for now.
 

Drizzt Do'Urden

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the Hz stuff ain't worth discussing it in EDTV (480P) , nor SDTV (480I) , almost no differences

you'll notice a difference if you play it HDTV (1080I , 720P) , or FullHD (1080P) , cauz the image is a lot better.
 

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