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PS1 @ 50Hz games on PS Plus have ghosting issue

The new subscription service playstation plus It was not released with good reviews, and it is that beyond the problems at the beginning with the way of charging the subscription, we now know that the PlayStation 1 and PSP games present visual defects.

It should be remembered that for the moment the service is only available in Asia, and that is why all the complaints come from there, like knowing that all PS1 proprietary games included in the subscription are based on the European version PAL, when all this region including Taiwan uses NTSC format. This means games run at 50Hz instead of 60Hz.

Ghosting in PS1 game for PS Plus
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To gain this fluidity that is lost, it is indicated that Sony has released a patch for several games, but this patch generates the dreaded ghost effect. The reason is that the company artificially increased the refresh rate. Basically, several images are mixed together to generate this smoothness (image blending), but the end result is that this generates a blurring of the image, and all this without compensating for the hertz difference.

“They added frame blending to try and compensate for the PAL frame rate, but that means there’s a ghost trail behind every frame. It doesn’t compensate for the low refresh rate of those PAL versions,” they said of Digital Foundry after accessing the company’s service in Asia.

Although Sony has not officially confirmed why it uses PAL versions of its games, it is believed that as they include support for multiple languages. However, other third-party games on the service like Tekken 2, Siphon Filter, or Abe’s Oddysee appear to be based on NTSC versions, so they don’t have these ghosting issues.

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