PAL, SECAM and NTSC regions
Short for Phase Alternating Line, PAL is the television standard in Europe, Australia and most of Asia (with Japan as the exception). The United States and Japan use a different standard, NTSC. Whereas NTSC delivers 525 lines of resolution at 60 half-frames per second, PAL delivers 625 lines at 50 half-frames per second. Many video adapters that enable computer monitors to be used as television screens support both NTSC and PAL signals.