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Is this something of any use to anybody?! The original “Spears and Munsil HD Benchmark” , released in , offered some excellent patterns to help setting up TVs, and ingenious test patterns to judge the performance of deinterlacers and scalers. You might also want to look at the diagonals and curves in the zone plate sections nearby the four circular colored patterns in the corners as well. If the display has picture position controls, you should use them if needed to center the image on screen by moving the picture up, down, left, or right until the amount of cropping on the left matches the amount on the right, and the amount on the top matches the amount on the bottom. If the colors are muted, or the burst looks solid gray or any other color, it shows that chroma resolution is being lost during one of the upsampling conversions. Useful, even if you have a receiver that autocalibrates which isn’t always accurate. Now turn the Brightness control back up slowly until the middle-right bar just barely appears.
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Some of the patterns here are similar to those many of us TV reviewers loved in the original disc, to see how well speasr TV or projector deinterlaces i. In such cases, select the mode that shows as much of the image as possible without distortion.
Whether you’re a home theatre novice or a professional calibrator, you’ll find all the tests you need to set up and adjust your HDTV in the Spears and Munsil HD Benchmark.
Most spearx these sections have submenus that spread out on the horizontal axis. It is a good idea to write down at this point the current video setting values so if needed you can reset everything and start over.
Though anyone could buy it, it wasn’t as entry-level or as user-friendly as “Disney’s World of Wonder” setup discs. For more information, please read our article Setting Color and Tint. Then turn it down until the two leftmost bars disappear and the two rightmost bars are visible. Before beginning you may want to review munil detailed background articles about the basic adjustments found on the Spears and Munsil web site.
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Now find the highest-numbered bar, and raise the Contrast control until that bar disappears, then lower it one notch, which should make it appear again. The spearx bar will be evition easier to see than the middle-right bar.
Clipping For this test, look at the Clipping section in the top center. Write down every menu item, not just the five main ones mentioned above. Set these to Off or 0 write down the original setting first: Now turn the Brightness control back up slowly until the middle-right bar just barely appears. The tutorials are still better on the Disney disc, because, well, its Disneybut munsip long as you know your Brightness from your Contrast, you should be all set.
For more information, please read our article Setting the Contrast Control.
Is it still for sale? The stereoscopic 3D patterns on the disc will not display in 3D unless the disc is put into 3D mode by using the setting in the Setup menu, at the bottom of the main menu.
Has it been sold? In addition, check the color channel clipping boxes along the top and bottom of the screen. Important note about 3D TV calibration edittion testing: Where the original disc had dozens of great patterns, the second edition has hundreds. You might also want to look at the diagonals and curves in the zone plate sections nearby the four circular colored patterns in the corners as well.
Turn one on, run through spexrs test patterns and view some video to see the results, make notes if needed, then turn it off again and move to the next.
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HD Benchmark 2nd Edition – Spears & Munsil
Useful, even if munsli have a receiver that autocalibrates which isn’t always accurate. If this setting is offered, a good starting point is to turn it to the middle value.
Look at the eight long thin diamond shapes to the left and right of the center of the pattern. If you are running the HDMI signal through a receiver or switcher and find problems, especially with clipping, you should try taking the receiver or switcher out of the chain and connecting the player directly to the display to see if that fixes the problem.
Getting started with the HD Benchmark, 2nd Edition A step-by-step guide to doing a basic calibration on your display. The goal is to sspears as much of the picture area as possible with no cropping or distortion. Chroma Bursts Near the four corners of the middle section of the pattern are twelve sets of thin colored straight lines, three in each corner.
You may also see a subtle color shift in the white background. You can also send him a message on Twitter: Save these settings somewhere safe so you can quickly apply them if anr display gets reset for any reason.