TV Tester Features and Additional Information
- Text – for raster direction / yoke polarity
- Color Grids Primary Colors – for color check and adjustment
- Color Grids Primary and Secondary Colors – for color check and adjustment
- Checkerboard – for geometry and convergence checks, white / black level / saturation
- Grid - for geometry checks
- Convergence Grid - for convergence checks
- Pong - streaking test
- Hollow / Filled Box – for bloom artifact check
- Moving Crosshairs - geometry distortion check
- Vertical Primary Color Bars – for color check and adjustment
- Vertical Secondary Color Bars – for color check and adjustment
- Vertical Tertiary Color Bars – for color check and adjustment
- Scrolling Horizontal Color Bars – bloom and color uniformity
- Solid Full Screen White – for burn in and degaussing
- Solid Full Screen Red – for burn in and degaussing
- Solid Full Screen Green – for burn in and degaussing
- Solid Full Screen Blue – for burn in and degaussing
- Alternating Color Grid - color transitions / color saturation test
- Alternating Full Screen Color – burn in, degaussing, color transitions
- Random Color Grid - stability testing, demo mode, etc...
- LED always on – full battery
- Duration of on/off cycle indicates battery depletion level
- 50% off/on blink – nearly dead
To operate the tester, use Component cables to connect it to the Component (Green, Blue and Red RCA jacks) on your TV port or similar RGB inputs if your TV supports that. Turn the tester on. For composite connect the yellow wire to the Y socket on the tester.
Use the RGB / COMP switch to switch between RGB and Component video signals. Using the wrong signal will cause your TV not to sync, or display nothing or possibly wrong colors.
Press the MODE button to cycle through the available video modes, and TEST to cycle through the tests.