THX Certification

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by DarrellC, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. DarrellC

    DarrellC Stunt Coordinator

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    How important is it and what does it mean? I am running a standard 5.1 system and do not plan on going the 7.1 route. I only use the receiver for movies. Do I really need it to be THX certified?
     
  2. Chris Elm

    Chris Elm Stunt Coordinator

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    No it is just a name. Companies paid large sums of money to George Lucas to become certified. There are standards, but basically they can buy their way into it.
    In fact, many receivers high end enough capable of being THX certified aren't because the manufacturers don't pay for it.

    I heard that George Lucas sold THX, so it may even lose its credibility and 'prestige'.

    hope any of that helped.
     
  3. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    try and get the standards from THX...i sure couldn't with respect to cables
     

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