Re: [stella] Closed Captioning revisited

Subject: Re: [stella] Closed Captioning revisited
From: Chris Wilkson <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 17:54:01 -0400 (EDT)

Do you have the info on teletext for PAL systems?


On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Eckhard Stolberg wrote:

> > Glenn, on a slight tangent from this line of thinking I'm reminded of a
> > recent trip to the UK.
> >
> > I was in a friends apartment, and played around with thier TV.  It had a
> > feature that the panasonic tv called "tv text"
> >
> > What is it?  Is it an expansion of CC?  Is this something we could make
> > use off?
> Yes, closed captioning on PAL systems is realised with teletext
> or videotext as it is called here in Germany. Basically the text
> encoding works similar to the US CC system, but due to the fact
> that the PAL version is supposed to handle a lot of other information
> as well, it is using finer structures in the relevant scanlines.
> The VCS is not capable of displaying these structures, so we won't
> be able to use teletext in any of our games.
> BTW, since PAL TVs use teletext for CC, they won't be able to
> decode US CC. Therefore PAL users won't be able to play any
> of the games based on this system.
> Ciao, Eckhard Stolberg
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