To aid our evaluation of Cathode Ray Tube based displays
we work with a program called Nokia
Monitor Test. The software has been designed specifically to help with
the proper configuration of any display, but also has the added benefit of
illustrating deficiencies in the quality of image being presented.
While glaringly obvious problems would be immediately
obvious to anyone looking at a simple page of text, the monitor test
program stresses the display to the 'limit'. By doing this we can see
exactly where the strengths and weaknesses of a particular display lie.
The program consists of twelve multi-screen tests, each
designed to test one particular facet of a displays qualities. An example
from each of the test-screen is shown below.
Note: We let the monitor warm up for at least 30 minutes
before attempting to perform our visual tests on the quality of the
picture display. This gives the CRT time to reach optimal operating