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INHD Offers HD Test Patterns

Lee Stewart
02-04-2007, 09:32 PM
INHD has a program called "Tune Up." This is a 15 minute program that offers the following test patterns with instructions on how to adjust your controls:

#1. 4 concentirc circles - for Brightness (Black Level) adjustment

#2. 11 concentric circles for Contrast (White Level) adjustment

#3. Multi Color concentric circles for Color and Tint Adjustment

#4. Convergence for CRT based Projection sets

#5. 5% and 10% safe action zones for overscan

They also have a small section of Audio Test Tones for DD/DTS 5.1 Level adjustment.

I live in FL and the next time it is on is I believe 2/11 @ 7:30 AM Channel 206 (Comcast)

As I have the HD DVR I was able to record it and make excellent use of it for my new Samsung 50" plasma. It really showed what happens to the level of Gray Scale when I choose bewteen the 4 different color temps and different picrure setting, what colors are being added...such as If I choose MOVIE mode I see that Green is being introduced where STANDARD seems ( at least to my eyes) no "tinting" is being done.

I had orginally planned to buy the HD Test Pattern Disc and as far as I am concerned...no longer need it. Anything deeper into adjustments other than what this program offers should be done by a professional of which I am not.

So If you get INHD do a title search for the program. It really helps. And can save you some money ( which I will probably use to buy another HDDVD instead).


02-04-2007, 11:00 PM
thanks for the info i just set my dvr to record that program. i have always wished inhd would use test patterns like hdnet does.

Lee Stewart
02-04-2007, 11:14 PM
They also have a primitive program called "Bars and Tones" which puts up a single test pattern which are the color bars with the Pluge in the lower right corner. This "new" program beats it hands down.


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