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To try to better understand how long a TV should last, we're running 100 TVs through an accelerated longevity test for the next two years. We've just posted our 1-year video update with our latest findings on temporary image retention, burn-in, and more!

Test Bench 1.8


See the previous 1.7 changelog.

See next 1.9 changelog.  


PQ EOTF Tracking

  • Moved the PQ EOTF Tracking graph from the HDR Brightness box to its own dedicated box.
  • Our PQ EOTF measurements are now a website graph, meaning you can compare across TVs.
  • We now measure the PQ EOTF Tracking with three different HDR10 metadata mastering levels:
    • 600 nits (600 cd/m² MDL and 600 cd/m² MaxCLL)
    • 1000 nits (1000 cd/m² MDL and 1000 cd/m² MaxCLL)
    • 4000 nits (4000 cd/m² MDL and 4000 cd/m² MaxCLL)
  • We now score the PQ EOTF Tracking.
    • Based on how closely the TV's luminance output matches the signal input for the shadows and midtones (0% - 58% stimulus / 0 - 203 nits)

Color Volume

  • We no longer use the normalized color volume for our graphs, results, or scoring.
  • The graphs and comparisons now use fixed, unnormalized targets.
    • P3 1,000 cd/m²
    • Rec 2020 10,000 cd/m²
  • The score is now based solely on the "10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP" result.
  • The P3 unnormalized result and graph now target 1,000 nits rather than 10,000 nits.
  • Added the color luminance comparisons.
  • Solved an error with one of our tools.
  • Now done with the white point calibrated at 6500k.

Color Gamut

  • Solved an error with one of our tools.
  • Now done with the white point calibrated at 6500k.

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.