On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Jozsef Laszlo wrote: > Probably I'm worng, but the TVs have some tolerance for the scan line > timings. In theory one scan line must be 64us long, but if you calculate > the normal VIC timings, you'll see that is not this value in the C64: > DOTcloks*540 = one scan line, (1/7.88Mhz)*540 = 68.5...us. If I used > 8Mhz for the DOT clock, it would be 67.5us. > > (Correct me if I'm worng, please) The 540 above should be 504 (which is 63*8). With a 8 MHz dot clock, you'd get 63 µs (microseconds) per line instead of the 64 specified for PAL-B systems. With the 7.881984 MHz dot clock (17.734472/18*8), one scan line takes 63.94 µs, which is 1.50% too fast. Yes, you're correct that very few 8-bit Commodores follow the standard. Only the NTSC VIC-20 can produce an interlaced composite video signal, and also there the frequencies are off the specifications. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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