DVDO AVLab TPG is the first pocket-sized test pattern generator supporting full
4K Ultra HD resolution at 50/60Hz as outlined in Version 2.0 of the HDMI specification. Designed specifically for use with Color
Management System (CMS) software such as CalMAN™, the AVLab TPG is powered by USB
and uses the USB interface to automatically control the video calibration workflow.
It is the ultimate tool for AV professionals in the field to deliver lab-quality
functionality to on-site display setup and calibration.
4K Display Testing
By Vincent Teoh, HDTV test, UK’s No.#1 HD review site
Arguably the biggest draw of the DVDO AVLab test pattern generator is its ability
to output resolution up to a maximum of 3840×2160 at 50Hz and 60Hz. According to
DVDO, the internal hardware is currently capable of 300Mhz, which limits the colour
depth to 8-bit, 4:2:0 at 4K@60p/50p. We think this is perfectly adequate especially
at this price point, considering that not many consumer displays (not to mention
video source) support higher colour depth at 4K@60fps/50fps.
Perhaps the highest compliment we can give DVDO’s new test pattern generator is
that we’ve acquired a couple of units which we will be using in all our reviews
of 4K Ultra HD displays going forward. Whether you’re a technical reviewer involved
in testing ultra high-definition (UHD) displays, or a professional calibrator expecting
to work on more 4K TVs as they grow in market share, the DVDO AVLab TPG deserves
a place in your arsenal of equipments.
An Essential Tool in Tiny Package, but Big Features
By Chris Heinonen, Reference Home Theater Review
For a reviewer and calibrator, however, a test pattern source is essential because
it makes evaluating and optimizing a display a much easier task than using a pattern
disc. With UltraHD displays taking over the high-end of the market now, the need
for a test pattern source has become even more important…
The DVDO is a tiny little box. Compared to the other UltraHD pattern generators
from Quantum Data and AVFoundry it is surprising they can perform the same tasks.
There is only a single HDMI output on the DVDO but it also includes an HDMI input.
This would allow you to keep it in your system if necessary though I don’t see much
need for that..
TPG HD Nation Hands on Review
By Robert Heron
& Robert Norton
Introduction to AVLab TPG™, 4K Test Pattern Generator
Introduction, feature overview, and basic display setup using AVLab TPG
Revision3's review on DVDO AVLab TPG
Patrick Norton and Robert Heron reviewed several items on HD Nation today, one being
DVDO’s AVLab TPG for approximately 5 min. They explain why there is a need for a
TPG and how it can be partnered with calibrating software like CalMAN.
Updating firmware for AVLab TPG
Step by step how to upgrade firmware on AVLab TPG
New Features in Firmware Version 1.01
An overview of the new features for AVLab TPG a 4K pocket sized test pattern generator