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Old 9th Jul 2011, 7:41 am   #1
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Hi everyone.

Here's a new version of the Test Card DVD all ready to download and burn using your favourite .ISO burner program.

http://www.oldtechnology.net/TestCardDisc/V0.12.iso

The new version (v0.12) has an extra recreated slide of Sylvia Peters in colour and, although I guess it's not strictly a Test Card (it's really a tuning signal), it's still quite a nice thing to show on really old colour sets.

As well as Sylvia, the DVD has on it:

Test card C
Test card D
Test card F
Test card J
An experimental colour test card

There are also a few other odds and ends such as cross-hatch, pulse and bar, colour bars, grey scale etc.

The DVD is recorded so that each picture will remain on the screen indefinitely (most DVD players will spin down and turn off the laser after a fairly short period too). Sometimes my horrible cheap-and-nasty DVD player has trouble finding the root menu straight away after it has spun down, but most DVD players don't seem to mind the odd format.

To keep the disc size small (and so that the DVD can act as a simple frame-store) there is no music or sound - I use a little Sandisk "Sansa Clip" MP3 player loaded up with lots of test card music and plug it in with a USB power adapter next to the DVD player and just let it play on a long loop.

Anyway, feel free to download and enjoy.

Thanks everyone.

Kind regards.

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Link to the latest version is in post 53. Please use that rather than the link in this post, and see the discussion below for details of changes.
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Old 9th Jul 2011, 8:12 am   #2
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Excellent Mike, that's a wee job to do this afternoon once I have fitted a new sump to the Doblo!
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Old 9th Jul 2011, 8:15 am   #3
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Hi Mike just downloaded your dvd , and again it"s outstanding !!! . Thanks for your kindness .
Regards . Gary .
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Thanks Mike just what I was looking for will download it later today.

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Thanks. Looking forward to it.
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Thank You also.

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Thanks as well from me
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Old 9th Jul 2011, 1:34 pm   #8
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Crikey - Thanks everyone. That's okay - I'm glad it's of use to people.

Kind regards.

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Cheers Mike!

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Mike.
You need to tweek the frame hold on your avatar
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I'm new to these forums (but an old hand in the game!) and the disc is a valiant effort and much appreciated!

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Old 10th Jul 2011, 5:22 am   #12
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No problem chaps.

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Hi Mikey, do you by any chance have the Colour wings with The Queen in the middle tuning signal?

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Hi Andi.

Er, I don't think I've ever seen that one - is there even a low-res version anywhere I can look at?

Thanks Andi.

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Do you by any chance mean the one I use as an avatar - with Sylvia Peters? I've never seen one featuring Her Majesty.

edit: looking at it in my post, I realise that she does quite resemble the queen in her youth.
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A higher resolution version of it can be seen here.
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Hi Andi and Dave.

A recreated version of that tuning signal is on the DVD.

Thanks Andi and Dave.

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Thanks guys, thats the exact one I mean and yes she does resemble the younger Queen quite remarkably...

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Old 16th Jul 2011, 12:35 pm   #19
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Thanks mike works great,i have a media player which supports iso image,so no need to convert.Just load the iso file straight into the player and press play which is very handy.Can be seen here http://www.maplin.co.uk/cyclone-micr...adaptor-344455

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Thanks from me too Mike!!

Excellent and useful resource.

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