Originally Posted by jjeff
which brings up the question with HDTV, do they still use SECAM(probably not) I'm guessing... they use DVB like the rest of Europe and SECAM is a footnote in history?
SECAM, like PAL and NTSC, are analog techniques for encoding color information into a standard-definition black-and-white signal. They are compromises, and all produce artifacts.
Although we sometimes (incorrectly) use these terms to identify HDTV standards in different parts of the world, they are not used in any HDTV transmissions.
Yes, SECAM is now a footnote in television history.