DBSTalk Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
4,632 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The HDNet Test Patterns are mediocre at best. It sure would be nice if DIRECTV added some HD Calibration Test Patterns to DIRECTV on Demand. This way they'll be there when we need them (without using our disc space).

I know how to use the HDNet Test Patterns; they’re just a little weak. Especially when setting color/tint (color bars too far apart when using blue filter). I have a Blu-ray calibration disc, however I’d really like the source (DIRECTV receiver) sending the Test Patterns. Maybe some audio test signals too. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23,065 Posts
Agree. I've suggested in the past that DirecTV might try to license some Avia or Digital Video Essential screens, but now that I think of it, even the simple THX patterns found on some DVD's would be extremely helpful and easy to use for many. /steve
 

·
Godfather
Joined
·
318 Posts
Great idea, Hutchinshouse! I'm in full support of this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,514 Posts
Looking back, I suggested in June 2007 that DIRECTV use the Showcases to provide test patterns ... sadly, they didn't listen!

In the post [post=987522]Showcases: MPEG4 or MPEG2? With help from DirecTV, we can help DirecTV ...[/post]:
Drew2k said:
Does anyone know if the Showcases are MPEG4 or MPEG2? ...

If the Showcases are MPEG4 ... could DirecTV send an optimized Test Pattern to our DVRs ...

This type of test pattern could also serve the general public, just like HD-Nets' pattern, allowing HD users to optimize their TVs'. Just another way DirecTV is looking out for their HD customers. ;)

Now ... if the Showcases aren't currently MPEG4, maybe DirecTV can make just one more change and ... make it so?

It's all in our best interest. Really! :)
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top