Punches... by Rode
You finally did it ... popped for a 21 inch high end
monitor. But once you got it home and plugged it in, something
isn't right. The screen
looks funny. The display is skewed at the side. There are waves in
the view, and it's not a sharp picture. The manual tells you
how to adjust your new monitor but it's confusing, and attempts
to adjust your screen only make things worse. Relax, you don't
need to take it back you just need Nokia Test.
Nokia Test is a freeware utility by Nokia that will
guide you through testing and adjusting any monitor for an optimum display. There are test patterns for Geometry,
Convergence, Resolution, Moiré, Brightness, Contrast, Focus,
Readability, Color and Screen Regulation. You put up the test
pattern and then make the adjustments to your monitor.
There is also an excellent help file that explains all the
technical terms and procedures necessary to understand how to
correctly set up and adjust your monitor. You might also
want to check out DisplayMate
This company writes the software that all the computer
magazines use to test and compare monitors. They also write
video diagnostic software for professionals. There is a wealth
of information on these pages with everything from what to
look for when you buy a new monitor, how to care for it, and
how you should adjust it.
Nokia Test runs under all versions of Windows and can be used
on any computer display. There is nothing to install. Simply
extract the zip file into a directory of your choice and a
Nokia Test directory will be created. You can run the program
directly from the directory or make a shortcut to Ntest.exe
and run it from where ever you wish.
Nokia Test may not be the newest or the most advanced display
diagnostic software available but it is easy to use ... and
you can't beat the price!
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