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Spears & Munsil Ultra HD Benchmark is available now!

I'm new to video calibration. Will I find the Ultra HD Benchmark confusing?

Unlike previous editions, we did not include pop-up help or a manual with the Ultra HD Benchmark. We have moved to electronic instructions. You can find them under Articles->3rd Edition.

If you are new to calibration or our Benchmark series, we recommend you read the articles before purchase to ensure you are comfortable with calibration.

I don't have an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player, will I be able to play the UltraHD Benchmark?

No, the Ultra HD Benchmark will only work on an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player. If you have a standard HD Blu-ray Disc player, you will need the 2nd Edition HD Benchmark. For example, the PS4 is an HD Blu-ray player, not an Ultra HD player.

Does the Ultra HD Benchmark include 3D content?

No, the Ultra HD BD standard does not include support for 3D, so we were unable to include 3D patterns on the disc.

Does the Ultra HD Benchmark include audio test tones?

No, the Ultra HD Benchmark does not include audio test tones. The only audio related content is for A/V Sync.

We are looking at offering a companion disc in Q2 of 2020 that offers both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio.

Is Ultra HD Benchmark encoded with a region code?

No. The Ultra HD Benchmark can be played on an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in any region.

Does the Ultra HD Benchmark include a blue filter?

No. We have not found any filter material that works with all HDR displays. We continue to evaluate filter material. Some displays include a blue-only mode in the display. On LG OLEDs, the blue only mode is called Colour Filter in their menu.

If believe you really must have a non-working blue filter, you can purchase one from here.

Can I use the Ultra HD Benchmark with a display that isn't 3840x2160 resolution?

Yes, if your goal is to evaluate the down scaling of Ultra HD content to an HD display. We do recommend the 2nd Edition HD Benchmark for those with HD displays.

Why am I getting the warning next to Dolby Vision on my XBOX ONE?

The XBOX ONE (S or X) only supports Dolby Vision for Netflix. For Ultra HD Blu-ray, the XBOX ONE only supports HDR10.

Is there a PAL version of the Ultra HD Benchmark?

No. The content is 23.976 (aka 24p), which is the world wide standard for Ultra HD Blu-ray.

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