Bad Screens: One Common Test Video/Image?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by aidanpendragon, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to decide if my 16GB has the blacks problem or not...certainly can't view it head-on without getting greens, etc., but at a very slight angle, some video is OK, others (dark scenes) are rough. But the source material isn't the best.

    Can we nominate & agree on one single, ideal "test" image or video - something that, when you view it, you *know* "I have a problem" or "my iPod is within spec"?

    I've heard some folks mention Empire Strikes Back, and will be trying that as an MP4 shortly.

    (Head-on/top-down, I have negatives, no matter how dark/light the scene. At a slight angle, things are OK; 45 degrees or more, the whole screen takes on a bluish cast. I can't tell if this is bad, or I'm just being influenced by the horror stories floating around and mine is OK.)
     
  2. onionperson654 macrumors regular

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    An actual LCD test website that has been suggested might help.

    http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

    People could post their results (bad and good) specifically to test it out. Just a thought.
     
  3. aidanpendragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, THAT'S interesting - on the very 1st test, I get good progressions for almost every color, EXCEPT below about 6. 1-6, regardless of color, is very dark or black.

    Quoth the site: "A bad monitor will not show the leftmost few rectangles." Guess my Touch has "a bad monitor"!

    I'm not quite sure what that means - other than the darkest (blackest) gammas don't do very well. Which corresponds nicely to the problems reported, i.e., blacks look bad.

    EDIT: I still do think, especially for the purpose of convincing Geniuses, that we need a single compelling video image that produces an "oh crap, the screen is bad!" moment.
     

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