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I am curious: does anyone here have a favorite simple dumbed-down AVI/MPEG/WHATEVER (or PNG slides, or whatever) that lets me get a quick look at fundamental capabilities of a TV?

Note: I'm not talking about a full calibration set.

Here's what I wish I could see at the stores:
A 21:9 movie clip (I want to see the top/bottom flash lighting in a movie setting). Partly with dark scenes, partly with "normal" ones.
A *bright white* block (maybe 200x200) moving around in the center (I want to see if there are obvious banding artifacts)
A picture with dark grays, shadows, browns (no worries on a full color test. I understand much of the CIE chromaticity diagram but I want something quick). This would be a fairly calming test to me because I'm sick of TV's that squash the darks and ruining scenes.
A quickly moving sports scene.

I'm hoping that the entirety of this could somehow be a minute or so in length and as turn-key as possible.

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I am curious: does anyone here have a favorite simple dumbed-down AVI/MPEG/WHATEVER (or PNG slides, or whatever) that lets me get a quick look at fundamental capabilities of a TV?

Note: I'm not talking about a full calibration set.

Here's what I wish I could see at the stores:
A 21:9 movie clip (I want to see the top/bottom flash lighting in a movie setting). Partly with dark scenes, partly with "normal" ones.
A *bright white* block (maybe 200x200) moving around in the center (I want to see if there are obvious banding artifacts)
A picture with dark grays, shadows, browns (no worries on a full color test. I understand much of the CIE chromaticity diagram but I want something quick). This would be a fairly calming test to me because I'm sick of TV's that squash the darks and ruining scenes.
A quickly moving sports scene.

I'm hoping that the entirety of this could somehow be a minute or so in length and as turn-key as possible.

Hopeless? Dumb? Useless? Naive?

Why not make it yourself? It sounds like you have a good grip on what you want to see.

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i could of course, but I'm asking if someone has one of their own they particularly like.

Java developers, when I saw what has been placed into Java 8 I was immediately reminded of how I've spent so much of my life trying to protect engineers from themselves. Lambda expressions are a horrible idea. Gentlemen: the goal isn't to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer. The goal is to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer exhausted and hopped up on caffeine at 3 am. What a disaster Java 8 is!
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