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PAL Television

 What Is PAL TV ? DVD Video Symbol With PAL Format VHS PAL DVD PAL Most of us are used to seeing VHS PAL and DVD PAL labels on VHS cassettes or DVDs, but what does PAL  mean? It stands for Phase Alternating Line and is a technical term indicating the colour system that is used which applies to analogue Television signals. Back in the 1950s when black and white TV was king, RCA of America developed a colour Cathode Ray Tube which meant colour TV was on it's way! Colour TVs would be very expensive to begin with and so millions would still be watching black and white for a while until mass production brought prices down. So how do you send the colour signal to the privileged few who could afford colour without effecting those who had black and white? Luminance and Chroma The black and white TV signal is also called the Luminance signal and is used to drive the CRT in varying intensity depending on the picture. You would need to keep this signal so that those with black and white TVs

X Factor 2010

 X Factor 2010 - Who Won? It was a three way race between One Direction, Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle. In this clip, you can hear comments from the production gallery as the program is going out live. We hear how Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle are "safe" before it has been announced. This is the only clip with the audio available anywhere, not even the production company has it! Can you remember who won? What was the title of the winning song? We know what happened to One Direction with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. It looks like Harry Styles achieved the most success from it. Rebecca Ferguson also had a measure of success as a result of the X Factor of 2010. Matt Cardle - Who's he? Home Blogs