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Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark (UHD Blu-ray Disc)

17 reviews
Original price $39.95 - Original price $39.95
Original price
$39.95
$39.95 - $39.95
Current price $39.95

Please read the online User Guide to learn how to optimize your display with the Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark.

Whether you’re a home cinema enthusiast or a professional calibrator, you’ll find all the tests you need to set up and adjust your HDR display in the Spears and Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark.

Previous editions of the HD Benchmark have been recommended by the New York Times, Home Theater Magazine, Widescreen Review, and dozens of other print and online publications. This new edition contains all-new patterns optimized for high dynamic range, wide color gamut and Ultra HD resolution

Key features include:

  • Calibration patterns to help set up displays for optimal clarity
  • Evaluation patterns for motion, sharpness, color alignment and more
  • Original demonstration material finished in 8K HDR
  • Demonstration material provided in HDR and SDR for evaluation
  • Extensive selection of patterns for the professional calibrator
  • All HDR patterns available in 600, 1000, 2000, 4000 and 10000 cd/m² versions

The Spears and Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark is the most accurate and comprehensive HDR test disc available anywhere. Every pattern was created using our exclusive ultra-high precision software tools and represents the state of the art in video reproduction.

DISCLAIMER:

  • Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark does not include blue filters from the SDR era for the simple fact that blue filters don't work on HDR displays. Utilize the blue-filter/blue-only mode that is offered on some displays, or use the accurate reference materials to verify color
  • All documentation is available online only and may vary by display. Visit the S&M website periodically to check for updated user guides.
  • While there are many patterns that are usable by consumers, this disc also includes many more professional patterns that require instrumentation. Please ensure that this is what you want prior to ordering. 
  • While opened discs are not returnable, defective or damaged discs can be exchanged.

 

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4.6 Based on 17 Reviews
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HG
09/28/2021
Henry G.
United States United States
Not Video Essentials

No instructions the disc. I’ve used Video Essentials since the beginning. I have an OPPO 4K and was hoping that it would be more useful, but it seems more for the pros.

09/28/2021
MediaLight Bias Lighting

You are correct. There hasn’t been a Video Essentials disc in 14 years. In that time, the entire TV landscape has changed and many settings that you might have adjusted int he days of NTSC and PAL should not be touched without calibration instrumentation. Please read the disclaimer before ordering because there are no returns for opened discs (bias lights are returnable). However, it sounds like you might not have downloaded the Beginner’s Guide by the most excellent Scoot Wilkinson. You can download it here: https://bit.ly/3m4HKFP

PG
09/14/2021
Pierre G.
Canada Canada
Great

Fast shipping great experience

MW
08/31/2021
Mark W.
United States United States
Uhd benchmark

Horribly confusing. A confused conglomeration of test screens with no direction and little usefulness for the amateur without calibration equipment. I should have returned it but missed the deadline.

09/01/2021
MediaLight Bias Lighting

This is actually a highly-structured conglomeration of tests with a complex, but organized menu system. Most of the patterns are not usable by consumers, but many are for professionals or consumers alike. This is explained in the disclaimer on this page. It seems like you may have missed the downloadable user guide (the link is on the card inside the case). There is also a very easy to follow Beginner’s Guide by Scott Wilkinson included for download with the disc. In keeping with industry standards, there are no returns for opened discs outside of damage or defect, so you didn't miss the return window. There are no returns. This should be considered before ordering. All of this information is on this product detail page. We're sorry if you missed it. Thanks for your review.

DB
07/19/2021
David B.
United States United States
Excellent Test Disc

Runs flawlessly.

CM
07/14/2021
Cass M.
United States United States
Great for an amateur

For someone who was merely looking to get the best out of my equipment, I was genuinely surprised with how straightforward and easy the process was thanks to the expertise behind this product.