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Portable HDTV Pattern Generator and NTSC KitMCM Part #: 73-995  |  B&K Precision Part #: 1253/1257 KIT

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This convenient kit includes a portable HDTV pattern generator (#73-990) and NTCS generator (#73-891) with carry case.

Product Description


This handheld NTSC Pattern Generator is powered by a 9 volt battery or AC adapter providing NTSC color bars, crosshatch, dot, staircase, circle, center cross, windows, and a full range of color raster patterns. The outputs available are composite video via RCA connector, a Audio output RCA connector, or an S Video mini DIN output. Signals can be produced as an interlaced or progressive scanning mode. Note: the Composite Video output is not modulated.

  • S Video, composite video, audio output
  • Interlace or progressive scanning system
  • 9VDC battery (included)
  • AC adapter available


B&K Precision's model 1253 is an affordable HDTV test pattern generator that delivers accurate test patterns for the testing of the most common HDTV displays including Plasma, LCD, TFT, CRT, DLP, GLV and OLED digital display products. The 1253 can display from its HDTV Component (YPbPr) outputs fourteen of the most useful patterns for twelve of the most commonly used video formats (S-Video output patterns provide luminance only). The 1253 displays the most popular formats including 1920 x 1080 30i, 1280 x 720 60p, 704 x 480 60p, NTSC, PAL & SECAM. A unique feature of the 1253 is the Overscan DVD Aspect Ratio pattern. This feature covers the most commonly use aspect ratios used for all movies recorded to DVD media. The 1253 is a must for TV repair engineers or technicians who test and calibrate digital televisions, Video Engineers to test and maintain studio equipment or Home Theater Installation Technicians to fine-tune the picture quality of digital televisions.

  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Ideal for on-the-bench and in-the-field testing
  • High-quality BNC to RCA interface cable included
  • LC 28A Carrying Case included

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:3.82 lbs.
Warranty:30 days
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Length:12.5 in.
Width:12.25 in.
Height:6.5 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages

MCM Cat 57, Page 1288

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Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:B&K Precision
Mfr. Part Number:1253/1257 KIT