"TESTCARD DVD" available?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by randallp, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. randallp

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    It occurred to me that there (surely) must be a test DVD disk available that displys grids and patterns etc... Moving pictures are so difficult to compare. Anyone have one / seen one?

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    `Video Essentials` is the one you are seeking,available even in this country at HMVs,soon to be upgraded to a newer version,this month I think,you may be able to pick the 1st up cheaply on some of the internet dealers sites - USA ones are the best bet I would imagine as they will need to move the old stock to make room for the new one.
     
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    ezydvd.com.au were selling them for about £13

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    Moving pictures are can be hard to use but if you want to work out whether a video processor or display device for home theatre is working well it would be foolish not to use moving pictures. Processing moving images is HARD. Processing stationary objects(and I'm not talkiing about pens here.hahaha) is pretty simple in comparison.

    At the Event I learnt from Richard Ansell that test patterns like the Moving Zone plate on V.E. help you to see when things are working properly and also show you where you are likely to find fault with real test programme material. They are, without doubt, invaluable. Just don't forget to use some moving pictures too!

    V.E. and AVIA guide to Home Theatre have good test patterns and commentary on how to use them. Novices will find AVIA easier to navigate I think.

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