Are the HDNet test patterns accurate?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by pdawg17, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. pdawg17

    pdawg17 Here's Julia!!

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    I was calibrating my Vizio 50" plamsa with the HDNet test patterns and using instructions I found online, my contrast setting ended up at 68 (I had it at 42 just by tweaking during shows)...it also looked too white although I'm wondering if I just need to get used to the new setting...anyone else notice their contrast ending up too high with these test patterns? From what I understand, you are supposed to turn contrast up until you can barely see the number "0"...is this correct?
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The brightness and contrast settings interact with each other. It could be you need to raise the brightness some. I watched that test pattern the other day on my ISF-calibrated set and indeed the 0 was just barely visible.
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Check out the Video Calibration Forum at http://www.avsforum.com for lots more information about the HDNet test patterns and how to use them.
     
  4. pdawg17

    pdawg17 Here's Julia!!

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    I'll check avsforum...the "10" is just barely visible where I have the brightness set now...
     

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