HD HQV Benchmark HD-DVD
The HQV Benchmark is intended for video-quality evaluation; It is not a calibration disc.
With the increasing demand for 1080p-capable products, Silicon Optix is introducing the newly-released HD HQV Benchmark, a disc that provides the tools required to evaluate the picture quality of various high definition products, such as your HDTV, monitor, video scaler, HD-DVD player, Blu-ray player, projector or AV receiver.
The HD HQV Benchmark, which comes in either HD-DVD or Blu-ray format, is currently being used by expert journalists as a trusted testing tool for product reviews. It is a must have for those that are considering purchasing any HD products; or for those who have already purchased HD merchandise and wish to test the performance of their existing products.
Like the standard HQV Benchmark, the high definition counterpart contains video tests and patterns that determine the quality of a products HD video signal processing. A set of five tests evaluate quality factors such as HD Noise Reduction, Video and Film resolution loss tests, as well a test for jaggies. The tests will reveal enough to help you determine which products thrive as HD contenders; and expose the products that are HD pretenders.
If you’re not familiar with HD testing and terminology, the HD HQV Benchmark provides an introduction, a summary of the tests, as well as an explanation for how to use the testing scorecard.
Soon, you’ll be testing and reviewing products just like the experts!
Ideally, you should perform tests with both the HQV Benchmark and the HD HQV Benchmark to get an overall indicator of how devices will perform with both high definition and standard definition material.