There were many hours when no programing was showing on TV..so you would just watch the TEST PATTERN and listen to a constant "who-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o" tone till a program would come on the TV.

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Who remembers when every TV station signed off at midnight, leaving this "test pattern" on the screen? Ah the famous Indian Head Test Pattern.

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Waiting for Watch with Mother . The television was not on all day long, remember this

Freeview interference tests hit London on Monday Tests to see if LTE puts your Freeview on the fritz are coming to south-east London with a special number to ring if you are affected.

TV test pattern at the end of the broadcast day - no all night tv in those days

This is a test of the Emergency Alert System. Do not adjust your sets.

TV test pattern at the end of the broadcast day - no all night tv in those days. I remember this SO WELL!

Old TV. 2 channels. Had to walk across the floor to change. Black and white, and test pattern until it actually came on at 3PM.

Old TV Guide -nostalgia, old tv sets, old tv shows, tv test patterns, tv shows from the and TV Guide Magazine 15 cents

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television tv test bars broadcasting smpte pal video signals colorful rainbow stripes bars multi colors retro pop art transmission transmit analogue patterns technical difficulties please stand by glitches poor distortion noisy noise static errors broken

In the 70s, test patterns played all night because TV stopped broadcasting for a few hours after midnight or 1am.

In the test patterns played all night because TV stopped broadcasting for a few hours after midnight. (Also before ending their programing they would play the Star Spangled Banner)

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