I'm using stb-tester to measure the latency of my set-top box UI. The test script looks like:
def test_measure_latency(): stbt.press("KEY_MENU") start = time.time() m = wait_for_match("menu.png") print "Latency is %ims" % int(m.time - start)
I am consistently seeing the stb-tester timing of latencies that is 50~70 msec less (i.e., faster) than the value when analyzing a IR detector / high-speed (240 fps) video camera capture of a connected TV.
What is the reason for this?
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