THX Launches Home Theater 'THX Tune-Up' App for Apple Devices
by Alex Billington
January 30, 2013
THX is back! But only on your iPhone/iPad. While we don't cover anything home theater here at FS.net, we are nonetheless home theater owners and support the highest quality viewing experience. Which is why I felt it was worthwhile to point out this new app created by THX Ltd. called "THX tune-up", sold for $1.99 normally but it's completely FREE right now if you grab it in the next week. AICN was the first to point this app out, which helps you properly adjust the video/audio settings on your TV & home theater setup in order to get the best experience out of the equipment you own. It's a nifty lil' easy-to-use app that should help out.
If you're interested in trying it, click the image below for the App Store listing or search for "THX tune-up":
While some Apple connectors are needed for complete audio calibration, the video tests can be done using your iDevice. "THX tune-up features custom video test patterns, carefully selected photos and tutorials to help you adjust and confirm the best picture settings on your display based on your room lighting. Using special test sounds, THX tune-up also lets you check your external speakers to make sure they are working in phase and are connected properly for 2-channel stereo or 5.1 surround sound systems." An Apple TV is necessary, or you can use an external AV adapter and HDMI cable as well. This is a very cool self-contained app, and I'm glad to see THX caring about quality again. I just wish we'd see them focusing on theaters, too.
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
I have always been thankful for THX's calibration application included on Pixar Blu-Rays.
DAVIDPD on Jan 30, 2013
*cough* Sounds like an app for grandma 😉 Try 1 of these if you really want to calibrate the $hit out of your setup: Disney World of Wonder Blu-ray AV Calibration Suite or 1 of the more boring ones: Digital Video Essentials HD Basics(Blu-Ray) Spears & Munsil High-Definition Benchmark(Blu-Ray)
David Banner on Jan 30, 2013
Ya, I don't think anyone who is serious about calibrating their home theater is going to turn to this app. Those of us into tweaking our gear have long since used a different and probably better product or products.
racquetman on Jan 30, 2013
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