3rd Edition Reviews:
Steve Withers – avforums
"...The Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark 4K Blu-ray is the kind of disc that any self-respecting AV enthusiast should have in their arsenal.."
"...Der Spears & Munsil 4K HDR Benchmark versorgt Profis und private Anwender mit bewegten Testbilder und Videosequenzen in Referenzqualität. Auch ohne technische Hilfsmittel lässt dich die Bildqualität teils drastisch verbessern."
Philipp Kind – AREA DVD
"...Profis und Bildexperten finden ein umfassendes Archiv gängiger und weniger populärer Testbilder. Auch interessierten Hobbyisten und Laien bietet sich ein umfangreiches Portfolio an nutzbarem Material, insbesondere wenn es um die Einstellung eines aktuellen Ultra HD- und HDR-fähigen Fernsehers geht."
Jeffrey Michael Kauffman – Blu-ray.com
"...For those interested in this kind of technically minded disc, UHD HDR Benchmark comes Recommended."
Kris Deering – Sound & Vision Magazine
"...There are other good Ultra HD/HDR test discs on the market, but not one as complete as the UHD HDR Benchmark."
2nd Edition Reviews:
"This disc...is the next best thing to a professional ISF calibration."
Chris Heinonen – Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
"Highly recommended for anyone that's interested at all in getting the highest performance from their system."
Robert Silva – About.com
"[A] useful test tool to find out whether or not an HDTV, Blu-ray Disc player, or an external video processor/scaler is delivering the performance that it claims to deliver on paper."
Geoffrey Morrison – CNET
"If you really want to dive into your TV setup, or you want to compare your TV with the latest models, this is an easy $30 to spend."
Bill Cruce – Widescreen Review
"I highly recommend it to all home theatre enthusiasts."
Top Ten Reviews
"Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark 2nd Edition can save you money and give you the expertise to calibrate your own TV."
Robert Heron – HD Nation
Home Cinema Choice (UK)
"Considering what's on offer here, the asking price is something of a bargain...the results are undoubtedly worth it."
The New York Times
"The latest version of the Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark is a serious set of no-nonsense tools."
1st Edition Reviews:
Jeff Kleist – The Digital Bits
"A+...the best quality video test patterns I've seen."
Joshua Zyber – High-Def Digest
"...A very useful tool for both calibrating your HD display and evaluating the performance of your Blu-ray player. Recommended."
John Sunier – Audiophile Audition
"I find [the Spears and Munsil patterns] superior to both of the other popular test Blu-rays."
David Birch-Jones – AVguide.com
"...definitely a desirable addition to your Blu-ray collection."
Neil Underwood – CANADA HiFi
"The most user friendly and accurate 1080p calibration disc that we have used to date. Very highly recommended."
James Segars – High Def Disc News
"...this disc is an excellent calibration tool and no home theater will be complete without it."
Robert Silva – About.com
"The Spears and Munsil Benchmark disc is a very useful, easily understood, and affordable tool that anyone can use to evaluate the video performance of their home theater without the need of a high-priced technician."
Sam Grobart – The New York Times
"...Its regimen of tests and patterns will help you adjust your TV’s settings to more natural levels."
Kris Deering – Home Theater Magazine
"...the pinnacle of setup and evaluation discs... If you have a Blu-ray player, you should have this in your library."