Test Bench 1.6
Changelog

Updated

See the previous 1.5 changelog

Tests

Style

  • Removed the score.

SDR Brightness

  • Renamed 'SDR Peak Brightness' to 'SDR Brightness'.
  • Removed the 'SDR' from the brightness subtests' names.
  • Renamed 'SDR ABL' to 'Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)'.

New Local Dimming Video (Real Content)

  • Added a new local dimming video to both the "local dimming" box and the "local dimming in game mode" box.
  • The purpose of this video is to show how the local dimming looks in day-to-day use.

Local Dimming in Game Mode

  • Added a 'Local Dimming in Game Mode' box; this uses the same general methodology as our existing 'Local Dimming' tests, but uses our recommended gaming settings instead of our normal settings.

HDR Brightness

  • Renamed 'HDR Peak Brightness' to 'HDR Brightness'.
  • Moved the HDR EOTF plot from the 'Color Gamut' box to the 'HDR Brightness' box.
  • Improved the axis labels of the HDR EOTF plot.
  • Removed the 'HDR' from the brightness subtests' names.
  • Renamed 'HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness' to 'Real Scene Highlight'.
  • Renamed 'HDR ABL' to 'Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)'.

HDR Brightness in Game Mode

  • Added an 'HDR Brightness in Game Mode' box; this uses the same general methodology as our existing 'HDR Brightness' tests but uses our recommended gaming settings instead of our normal HDR settings.
  • Moved the 'HDR EOTF in Game Mode' plot from the 'Color Gamut' box to the 'HDR Brightness in Game Mode' box.
  • Improved the axis labels of the 'HDR EOTF in Game Mode' plot.

Post Calibration

  • Removed the 'Auto-Calibration Function' test; it was 'Undetermined' for about half the year because Calman didn't release their list of supported TV models until several months into the year.

Color Gamut

  • Moved the HDR EOTF plot from the 'Color Gamut' box to the 'HDR Brightness' box.
  • Moved the 'HDR EOTF in Game Mode' plot from the 'Color Gamut' box to the 'HDR Brightness in Game Mode' box.

Input lag

  • Moved 'Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)' from the 'Input Lag' box to the 'Advanced Console Compatibility' box.
  • Changed the scoring curve that translates the input lag results into scores.
  • Added '4k @ 120 Hz' to the box scoring with low weight.

Advanced Console Compatibility

  • Added an 'Advanced Console Compatibility' box, in the Inputs section, testing the TV's compatibility with the new PS5 and Xbox Series X's advanced features.
  • Moved 'Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)' from the 'Input Lag' box to the 'Advanced Console Compatibility' box.

Inputs Specifications

  • Removed the '3D' test, because we haven't tested a 3D TV since 2016.

Usage ratings

  • Replaced 'Local Dimming' with 'Local Dimming in Game Mode' in the 'Video Games' and 'HDR Gaming' usages.
  • Replaced 'HDR Peak Brightness' with 'HDR Brightness in Game Mode' in the 'HDR Gaming' usage.
  • Added some of the new 'Advanced Console Compatibility' tests to the 'Video Games' and 'HDR Gaming' usages.
  • Minor tweaks to 'Video Games' and 'HDR Gaming'.

 

55 TVs Updated

We have retested popular models. The test results for the following models have been converted to the new testing methodology. However, the text might be inconsistent with the new results.

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