Hat tip to @mathew - I just learned that France had a graeter than 720i broadcast standard in the 1940s!
I gotta find some old french gear, I guess.
yes, the 819 lines TV channel was active in 1983 when I went to France on a school exchange trip (it seemed to show arty movies that I could barely understand) - my host family only had a black and white set but I think this channel was B&W only. It was stopped soon after (around end 1983 to early 1984) and replaced by SÉCAM 625 lines for compatibility with the rest of Europe...
A social network for the 19A0s.