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April 12, 2008

Red Indian

devadutta @ 9:42 am, GMT +0000 ( 1207993363 ) Play

If you were alive in the 1940s, you could see this image everyday. Where?
(If you don’t want to be too specific, you can just identify what images like this were used for)

Cracked by: Ginkgo100 , Tathagata Chatterjee , RajT , akhi and Dibyo.

Answer:

This a test pattern transmitted by the RCA during black and white TV era. There test patterns were used by people to calibrate their TV displays. This is the B&W version of the color bar test pattern which most of us have seen on Doordarshan :)

As time passed, calibration of TVs became more and more irrelevant and they were phased out.


6 Responses to “Red Indian”

  1. This is a test pattern that was displayed on TV after programming ended for the night. But not everybody could see it every day because many people did not have TV sets yet!


  2. Tathagata Chatterjee
    1

    Television

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  3. RajT

    T.V. test pattern


  4. Anand Shankar

    Playing darts?so a dartboard??


  5. akhi
    2
    1

    TV.


  6. Dibyo
    11
    14
    10

    Television Test Card, used in the USA, called an Indian Head test card, which was issued by the RCA.


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