TVblink Benchmark DVD
New version 1.7 is here, it includes refinements based on your feedback.
Now it comes in two flavors, NTSC an PAL.
The DVD is designed so you can access any Test/Clip very fast. I have included a “play all” button because it is very common that the guy at the store never finds the DVD remote, this way you can do the tests with just the play button on the player.
The quick reference PDF booklet now comes in a standard jewel case size, so you can print it out and check to see what to look for on each test.
You can score your HDTV using the simple scoring system on the booklet. Go to the scores page to rate an HDTV or to see how the different TVblink scores.
For instructions on how to burn the DVD-ISO go to de downloads page.
Important note: When you test at the store be sure to do it with a regular DVD player connected via the composite video out or the S-Video out. This way you are really testing the capabilities of the HDTV. If you use a DVD with progressive output (via component cables) you will not see the true performance of the HDTV. The same goes for the newer HDMI up converting DVD players.