29.97 fps, built from an interlaced screen refresh rate of 59.94 Hz, is the defined frame rate for both the NTSC and NTSC/HD television standards. All televisions in North America (as well as parts of South America and parts of Asia) are built on those standards.Davy Jones wrote:depends which television "Set" your talking about, i'm positive the newer models aren't that low - and we're not really talking about Television either, computer games with a 10fps difference can really stand out.
The PAL standard is 25 fps, built from an interlaced screen refresh rate of 50 Hz. All televisions in most of Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia run on that standard.
The current international standard for film is 24 fps. No interlacing, just a flat 24 fps at a cel flash rate of 24 Hz.
Also, since we're talking about video games, remember that console games operate at THE TELEVISION SET'S STANDARDS. Yes, that's right, all those nifty X-Box360 and Wii and PS3 games are only running at just under 30 fps.