Posted Thu May 3, 2001 8:27 AM
SECAM is another format for encoding colour information into a TV signal. It's mainly used in France. The 2600 programmer's guide mentions that SECAM VCSs take PAL software, but only interpret the eight possible luminance values as different colours. They have the Colour/BW switch hardwired to BW, so that PAL games can identify a SECAM console and chose colours with appropriate luminance values. If any PAL VCS games actually make use of this I don't know.
Ciao, Eckhard Stolberg