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 program will help you get the most out of your home theatre setup by providing you with the same professional test patterns HDNet uses to set their gear.
That's pretty cool! I don't get HDNet on the cable system but I'm hoping they carry it soon. I would hope that the other systems would carry such a program. I assume that HDNet's is loop of color bars/gray scale/burst/pluge/etc.
Paul, if your cable system adds HD video on demand one of these days you might ask them to add HD test patterns, too. I wrote my company, pointing out they currently offer lots of free VOD (SDTV) movie trailers. I would't think test patterns would occupy much hard-disk space, especially compared to full-motion video, and viewers could call them up 24/7/365. Oh yes, I mentioned it's something cable might tout that's unlikely to be available 24/7/365 via satellite.
Here's one ad they might run: A geeky character is scruntizing images on his RPTV screen with a big magnifying lens. The wife and kids plead the movie's about to start. He calls up a blur of test patterns, tapping tweaks with a remote, the movie starts, everyone's happy. -- John
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!