Re: [stella] Interlacing Success!

Subject: Re: [stella] Interlacing Success!
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 05:09:16 -0700
At 11:35 PM 8/17/2002 -0500, you wrote:
The test of interlaced output would be if a single scanline was TWICE AS
THICK -- indicating that the 2600 was forcing output into both fields (as
opposed to the same field, as per normal operation).

It really wouldn't be twice as thick as much as it would be just jittering up and down every 60th of a second vs. the normal method where the top field is always displayed but the bottom field is not, yielding the black scanline separator.

The thing is, the bleedover in the phosphors is what gives the illusion that the scanline is thicker than it is when in noninterlaced mode, and consequently, is also the reason why when you stack two colors on opposite fields, they blend in (in addition to persistence of vision of course).

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