Any good Signal Generators?
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May 22, 2010 at 4:34 am #416AnonymousInactive
looked for DPG1200 but couldn’t find one. Anybody know any lowcost signal generators and/or solution?
May 22, 2010 at 4:58 am #1743AnonymousInactive
DPG1200 is still considered to be erratic … based on the firmware being run versus the tv …
Strangely a dpg 1000 is more stable albeit slower.
Can’t get that anymore.
Accupel is on the low end …
Video Forge is coming … but untested. $1500 to $2000 range.
Then there is the QD at $3500 ish …
Unfortunately, it does cost something to play this game …
regardsMay 22, 2010 at 5:38 am #1744AnonymousGuest
DPG1000 listed for sale on this site:
I have an older Accupel I’ve used as backup in the past, but don’t need any longer. If you are interested, PM me.May 29, 2010 at 1:36 am #1759AnonymousInactive
Someone suggested to me using a DVD disc that has all the signal generators on it. He says it’s a good idea because it calibrates from the player itself. He also says if I carry around a good DVD player with the disc, it is an inexpensive signal generator. Not sure if it is available for bluray.. but either way, is this method ok in your opinions?May 29, 2010 at 1:46 am #1760AnonymousGuest
@Brian Kim 2030 wrote:
Someone suggested to me using a DVD disc that has all the signal generators on it. He says it’s a good idea because it calibrates from the player itself. He also says if I carry around a good DVD player with the disc, it is an inexpensive signal generator. Not sure if it is available for bluray.. but either way, is this method ok in your opinions?
Considering what the output of various Blu-Ray Players – and often far worse – DVD Players, look like, you still have no reference to know what is correct. How does he know that the DVD player he is carrying around has a correct output? Also, considering the the fragile nature of a disc driven player, that just doesn’t sound very smart at all.
Bottom line, you need to have a reference signal generator and adjust the TV before you can move on to adjusting the output of a Blu-Ray or DVD player.
As Michael stated earlier, “it costs something to play the game.”May 30, 2010 at 3:29 am #1764AnonymousInactive
The Quantum Data 802BT with HDMI is sweet but expensive. Occasionally one can be found on ebay for pretty cheap. I made a lot of custom test patterns for it.
The DPG’s are frustratingly slow in comparison to a generator controlled via serial cable. I bought a DPG1000 and upgraded it to a DPG1200, and I didn’t notice much speed improvement. Maybe I didn’t do everything right. But, they do get the job done eventually, and they have one super nice bonus: the DPG can show video clips as well. So if you have the right software you can put some Blu Ray demo clips on it.
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