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HDNet Test Pattern Schedule

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Nick, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Dec 31, 2006 #1 of 219
    Nick

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    Wonder how your home theatre is doing? Wish you had test patterns to help set it up? Well, HDNet is here to help. This short 10-minute program will help you get the most out of your home theater setup by providing you with the same professional test patterns HDNet uses to set their gear.

    Here's the latest HDNet Test Pattern schedule. Additional dates and times will be posted as they are made available by HDNet.
    Set your DVR and record this 10-minute video for periodic tweaking of your HD display. Tips on adjusting your display using the HDNet test patterns can be found HERE.

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    HDNet is available on:

    DirecTV - Channel 306 and 1079
    Dish Network - Channel 362
     
  2. Jan 2, 2007 #2 of 219
    spamstew

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    Thanks for the info..
     
  3. Jan 12, 2007 #3 of 219
    isthisme2

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    This is a great service. Thanks!
     
  4. Jan 13, 2007 #4 of 219
    INHUMANITY

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    Just got my 622 installed today and marked it for recording. This will definitely come in handy.

    A million thanks!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2007 #5 of 219
    INHUMANITY

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    Watched it this morning... Very cool!

    Luckily my screen was already set to the perfect settings and everything looked great in the various test patterns.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2007 #6 of 219
    Mixer

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    Cool i am looking forward to giving this a try. Thanks for th updates on all of the great HDnet programming.
     
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    dj76116

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    How do I find it??!
     
  8. Jan 23, 2007 #8 of 219
    INHUMANITY

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    http://hd.net/program_search_results.html?keyword=Test Pattern&whattosearch=title

    Next one is scheduled for:
    Sun, Jan 28 - 6:50 AM ET
    3:50 AM PT

    Just set your DVR to record the program and you're good to go. When I recorded mine I had to FF a minute or two into the recording before the actual test pattern began.

    Then you hear a voice explaining to you what each test pattern does and how to properly adjust your display.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2007 #9 of 219
    dj76116

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    AH. Just subscribed to that. Still getting my channels together. Didn't know what HDNet was or the channel number at the time.

    thanks
     
  10. Jan 24, 2007 #10 of 219
    Mixer

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    Is it not listed in the guide usually? (HR20 User here) I looked at that time and a music show is on at that time.

     
  11. Jan 24, 2007 #11 of 219
    dj76116

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    I just went there also and all there was was a blank box with programing before it and after it. Can one record a blank time slot with no info??
     
  12. Jan 24, 2007 #12 of 219
    dj76116

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    Found it on the DirectTV site:

    Channel: 79 HDN Air Time: Sunday, February 4 5:50 AM CST Duration: 10 minutes Categories: Series MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Future airings of Test Pattern:

    Sunday, February 4 5:50 AM CST 79 HDN


    But not in the guide and only on the 4th, not the 28th.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2007 #13 of 219
    Mixer

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    hmmmmmm. I wonder if taping the show that is supposed to be on before and after this will solve the problem?
     
  14. Jan 30, 2007 #14 of 219
    purtman

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    It probably won't. I had it set up when it was blank and it removed the setting. I had to reset it to pick up at this time. If the show changes, you'll miss out on the recording.
     
  15. May 25, 2007 #15 of 219
    Nflguy

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    Is the HDNET test pattern a better tool for calibration then the avia home theater dvd?
     
  16. May 25, 2007 #16 of 219
    Nick

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    No, not in my opinion, but it's useful as a standard for a quick tweak.
     
  17. May 30, 2007 #17 of 219
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    Rolling test pattern schedule for June is up. Refer to first post HERE.
     
  18. May 30, 2007 #18 of 219
    Drew2k

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    This link was in antother discussion thread: The HDNet Overscan pattern is not accurate.

    http://www.smartcalibration.com/hdnetoverscan.html

    (Look at the bottom hash marks: Numbers go down from 12, to 10, to 8, but what is marked as 8 should really be marked as 6, as the real 8 is the line directly below 10. All numbers marked 8 and down on the pattern are actually off by 2.)
     
  19. May 31, 2007 #19 of 219
    Nick

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    Drew, thanks for bringing the article to our attention.

    Unfortunately, like so much information posted on the Internet, the report is not
    dated, although the copyright date at the bottom of the page is 2004. Since my
    local cable franchise went from Adelphia to Comcast I no longer get HDNet, so it
    is impossible for me to tell by observation if the writer's criticisms are still relevant.

    I've attached an accurate HDNet test pattern image which I captured from the link
    in the SmartCalibration article.

    Further, l will contact HDNet myself to determine if the test pattern currently being
    broadcast on Sunday mornings conforms to industry calibration standards. In any
    case, I would not expect ISF to sign off on the test pattern under any conditions.
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    Nick

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    Here is the text of my email to HDNet:
     

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