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Why are there five bullet points after the phrase "Three things have led to the demise of the test card"?

Have now fixed errorYdam 15:54, 16 August 2005 (UTC)


Mentions that American broadcasters are switching off the NTSC broadcast by 2009. Should also mention UK analogue signal switch off? Popher 23:14, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

This article seems to be written by a Brit and as such lacks a certain objectiveness. I don't mean anything negative by this, simply that there seems to be an assumption that British culture is the same in America. It's nothing pervasive, just something I noticed. 72.49.117.53 20:28, 13 March 2007 (UTC)dethtoll


Are there enough references in popular culture to make a section for it? I can think of two. Saturday Night Live, I think, spoofed the popularity of Jerry Seinfeld's sitcom, with a report that NBC would be broadcasting a test pattern hosted by Mr. Seinfeld, and that it would be getting equally high ratings. I'm not sure I'm remembering it right.

Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt is a humorous sequel to Wagner's Ring Cycle. At the climax, when the old world ends and a new world is about to begin, bands of color appear in the sky. "What's that?" "That's the test card." 99.9.112.31 (talk) 19:32, 14 October 2010 (UTC)NotWillRiker

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Test Card Wiki[edit]

Just wanted to let enthusiasts know there's a new wiki devoted to test cards at http://testcard.wikia.com/ -- please come help add articles and set up the structure of the wiki! Thanks — Catherine\talk 03:01, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

"sine wave" test tone[edit]

About the undefined "sine wave" test tones in the article, my recollection is that (here in the U.S.) there were two standard "sine wave" audio test tones that commonly accompanying our test patterns.  The tones alternated while the pattern was transmitted.  One tone was 440 cps (440 Hertz), A above middle C in the musical scale.  I might be wrong, but I believe the alternate tone was 660 cps (660 Hertz), a perfect fifth above "C".  In the U.S., radio and television station broadcast engineers (technicians licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission) used the two relatively low tones to set and record (log) television transmitters' peak audio modulation level, as required by F.C.C.'s broadcast rules and regulations. K. Kellogg-Smith (talk) 13:01, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

  • This information on the audio tone that accompanies the video signal should be on the main page.--Mark v1.0 (talk) 13:08, 1 February 2010 (UTC)


Why does "test tone" redirect here anyway? It's used in many other radio, telephony and audio engineering contexts. It's very annoying when some idiot sets up these mostly irrelevant redirects, or when it's a redirect that would be relevant if it didn't refer to content that was removed 50 edits ago. This page would be a slightly better choice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_tone especially if the article was expanded slightly 173.238.212.29 (talk) 14:16, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

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Test cards that can be added to the said article[edit]

Here is a list of test cards that can be added to the said article:

  • Associated Rediffusion "diamond" test cards
  • SMPTE optical monochrome Test Card (not to be confused with the SMPTE colour bars)
  • Marconi Resolution Chart No. 1
  • RMA (Radio Manufacturing Association) Resolution Chart 1946
  • RETMA Resolution Chart 1956 (renamed in 1975 to EIA (Electrical Industries Association) Resolution Chart)
  • EIA Resolution Chart updated version for HD-MAC standard
  • Telefunken test card T05
  • EBU monochrome test card
  • Chequerboard test cards
  • Philips PM5552

--Mbssbs (talk) 10:07, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

"Terrestrial television channels continuing to broadcast test cards in..."[edit]

Looking over this article, I see a lot of information about specific broadcasters who are currently broadcasting testcards or alternatives to testcards such as music. In my opinion, this is an example of WP:INDISCRIMINATE, is difficult to keep current, and does not benefit our readers. I propose cutting down this article so that it contains information about notable and historic uses of testcards without trying to keep up with all current uses of testcards. Does anyone object? --Guy Macon (talk) 15:26, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

? --Guy Macon (talk) 00:01, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
No objections, so I a making the edits. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:16, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
I Object because i added a lot of channels watching them online, it shouldn't be deleted or at least create a list of current broadcasters that use Testcards that it's more useful and more channels and more info could be added as a separate page.--Marcos 2007 (talk) 03:27, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi! Could you be so kind as to explain how this list benefits our readers? See WP:INDISCRIMINATE. Also, you need to add citations to reliable sources when you add this sort of material. See WP:V.
The following page may help: Wikipedia:Discriminate vs indiscriminate information --Guy Macon (talk) 07:31, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Edits since June 7[edit]

Are these edits vandalism, test editing, or the addition of false information? Because they have nonsense, like "future date-present". ApparatumLover (talk) 21:15, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Look in the Gallery. The dates have been vandalized. I have no idea how to edit properly, it would be nice if someone would fix that. -2601:404:C402:79C2:14C8:1537:3A9E:7D2D (talk) 01:36, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

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