THX tune-up (TM) allows you to properly adjust your TV, projector and speakers, helping you get the most out of your entertainment system.
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
THX tune-up is completely interactive and you will be able to go through it at your own pace and in any order. Use your iPad 2 (or later) or iPhone
4 (or later) to connect to your display or sound
system with an AppleTM Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable or through a wireless Apple TV.
To get started, locate the adjustment buttons on your television and audio
video receiver (AVR) remote controls and then simply follow the THX app tutorials which will walk you through your “THX tune-up.” The app offers tips about your remote control, room lighting, viewing distance and other helpful advice.
• Aspect ratio – ensure your TV displays shapes and sizes correctly
• Brightness – make certain shadow details and night scenes are clearly visible
• Contrast – confirm
white detail is distinct on your television
– make sure colors are bright and vibrant but not cartoonish
• Tint – check skin tones look natural and are not too green or red
THX tune-up uses your iPad or iPhone
camera to set color
and tint with a special built in color
filter. Just point your device camera at the TV screen and see if your color
or tint is adjusted correctly.
assignment – ensure speakers
to the correct AVR output and intended sound
is coming from the correct speaker
phase – confirm
that positive and negative speaker
wires are connected correctly
and all speakers
are in phase
• Turn “moo can” on and tilt the iPhone
or iPad to hear your device “moo”
• Play extraordinary THX trailers (just like the ones in THX Certified cinemas) to show off your newly tuned TV and sound
system to friends and family
• Show off your audio system
with the push of a button by playing “THX Deep Note” in 5.1 surround sound, just like in the theater
• Have a question for THX, or just want to provide feedback? Ask Tex!
Founded in 1983 by legendary director George Lucas, THX was born out of the desire to improve cinema audio
capabilities. Since then, THX has taken this knowledge and translated it to other areas – including the home. THX believes everyone should have the best possible viewing and listening experience, regardless of the size and cost of the system