1st Edition FAQs

  • Is the disc encoded with a region code?

    No. The disc can be played on a Blu-ray player in any region.

  • Does this disc include audio test tones?

    No. Every test disc we have tried has produced slightly different results. Until we have done enough research, we do not feel comfortable releasing audio test tones that are not up to our standard.

  • Will this disc player in a DVD player?

    No. This is a Blu-ray disc. This disc is only playable in a Blu-ray player.

  • Why do the dynamic range bars blink?

    The bars on the dynamic range high and dynamic range low patterns blink to make it easier to see the bars. As you get closer to the point of clipping, the bars are more difficult to see.

  • Does this disc include a blue filter?

    Yes. For more information on the blue filter please read our article on using the calibration filter.

  • Can I use this disc with a display that isn’t 1920×1080 resolution?

    Yes. While almost all of the patterns and sequences on the disc are created at full 1920×1080 resolution, you can do all of the calibration steps with any display, including 720p. Most of the patterns will be effectively unchanged. Some of the patterns may look slightly different than they would on a native 1080p display. For example, the highest-frequency bursts in the luma bursts pattern will turn gray, which is normal. You can still use the bursts pattern to compare different modes of your player or display and see which is producing the highest available resolution with the least distortion.

  • Is there PAL version of your disc?

    No. The interlaced content is 60 Hz only. The progressive content is 1080p24, which is the world wide standard for Blu-ray.

Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark, 2nd Edition