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Henenen 27th Mar 2013 11:24 pm

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Thanks for this. Can I ask, are the testcards robust enough to calibrate with, or are they just for nostalgic purposes?

Mikey405 30th Mar 2013 5:33 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Henenen (Post 598525)
Thanks for this. Can I ask, are the testcards robust enough to calibrate with, or are they just for nostalgic purposes?

Hi Henenen.

Well, I'm not sure I'd put my life on it but I don't think it's far wrong as far as accuracy is concerned and certainly for everyday "calibration" and testing (picture geometry, focus, convergence, HF / LF response, grey scale etc.) is concerned, I think I'd trust it pretty well.

Thanks Henenen.

Kind regards.

From Mike.

Tazman1966 31st Mar 2013 10:13 am

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I'd agree that you could trust it pretty well too. The only fly in the ointment would be that on certain cheapo DVD players, the picture might be shifted slightly to the left or the right. Nothing significant though.

Nicklyons2 8th Jun 2013 12:11 pm

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Two things, firstly to express thanks for compiling this DVD and, secondly and cheekily, to drop a hint/request for some other Test Cards and patterns. I've long wanted a copy of the original Test Card F with the frequency figures at the side of the grating - the only copy I've got is in an early colour TV instruction book. Also could I put in a mention for PLUGE (2 or 4 step) and DELUGE.

Nick

Mikey405 9th Jun 2013 2:31 pm

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Hi Nick.

Your wish is my command (well, the first one anyway). The new disc has the correct lettering (and numbers) for the old and new mechanical-versions of Test Card F as well as a few other goodies - I'll get them uploaded very soon. :)

Thanks Nick.

Kind regards.

From Mike.

Nicklyons2 10th Jun 2013 8:10 am

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Excellent - I'll look forward to it!

Nick

Mikey405 16th Jun 2013 12:36 pm

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Hi all.

I've uploaded the latest version of the Test Card Disc here:

http://www.oldtechnology.net/TestCardDisc/V0.371.iso

I can't remember exactly what's new but there is now a choice of different Test Card Fs and some other new stuff I think. :)

Thanks all.

Kind regards.

From Mike.

Heatercathodeshort 16th Jun 2013 12:48 pm

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I've set up some real beasts with Mikey's test cards with as good results as the original Crystal palace transmissions. Great fun into the bargain. J.

Paul Stenning 17th Jun 2013 11:02 pm

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I have added a note to the end of the first post with a link to post #47. This should help those who may not have read the whole thread get the latest version.

Nicklyons2 18th Jun 2013 2:20 pm

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Mikey, Marvellous, Marvellous, at last I have a 'proper' Test Card F not the ba****dised one to conform to transmitting it on System A as well. Now I'll await the Colour version of Test Card C. Yes there was one - of sorts,
Thanks Again, Nick

Roberto41240972 8th Oct 2013 4:09 pm

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Well done Mikey 405.

Tis is the best DVD set of test cards that I ever used.

Thank you so much for your helpful links.

Mikey405 29th Oct 2013 10:59 am

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Brilliant. I'm glad you found it useful Robert. :)

Kind regards.

From Mike.

Mikey405 10th Dec 2013 8:09 pm

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Evening everyone.

Here's a fractionally updated version of the Test Card Disc with one of the BBC Christmas editions of Test Card F tacked onto the end. :)

Have a smashing Christmas everyone.

Kind regards.

From Mike.

http://www.oldtechnology.net/TestCar..._Christmas.iso

G8KBG Tony 11th Dec 2013 2:18 am

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Thanks Mike.

A nice festive addition.

Tony

Mikey405 11th Dec 2013 8:49 pm

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Thanks Tone. Glad you liked it. :)

Kind regards.

From Mike.

Hunts smoothing bomb 12th Dec 2013 12:42 pm

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Thanks Mike,

I'll be downloading tonight!
and a Merry Christmas to you to my friend!

:beer:

Cheers

Horris 12th Dec 2013 6:07 pm

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Thanks Mike. A great download

Dave

Mikey405 13th Dec 2013 7:55 am

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Thanks Lee and Dave. I hope you enjoy them. :)

Kind regards.

From Mike.

Tazman1966 14th Dec 2013 12:57 pm

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Hi Mike and everyone.

Here it is downloaded and showing on my Baird 8770 (Thorn 8000A chassis) ;D

Merry Christmas!

Tas and Sara

PS The more eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted the vintage Pifco Merrylites on the tree and the Roberts RIC2 radio too :D

ThePillenwerfer 14th Dec 2013 2:24 pm

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It's a great disc. The only thing I would like to see added is Test Card W, if only to show people with flashy new TVs that they aren't set-up properly. ;)

- Joe


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