Pioneer VSX-45TX: THX questions

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  1. RickardL

    RickardL Second Unit

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    I have been looking at the Pioneer VSX-45TX which seems like
    a nice piece of hardware but I have some questionmarks:

    What does "THX Select" really mean? What functionality
    does a receiver have when it bears that mark? Is that
    the "old" THX cert?

    And what does "THX Cinema Mode" actually mean?
    It seems it can only be enabled for "PRO LOGIC II MOVIE,
    PRO LOGIC or NEO:6 CINEMA" in the 45TX.

    Thanks,
    Rickard
     
  2. David Judah

    David Judah Screenwriter

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    THX Select is the less stringent version of THX compared to Ultra 2 and is designed with rooms 2000 cu. ft. and less in mind. Go here for more information.

    As for THX Cinema, it's a setting on the 45TX that allows you to choose how you want the receiver to handle 2 channel sources(hence the DPL, DPL II, and DTS Neo 6 choices)while still including the standard THX post processing(Re-Equalization, Timbre Matching, and Adaptive Decorrelation).

    DJ
     
  3. RickardL

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    Ok, thanks!
     
  4. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    You can also apply THX processing to any 5.1 or 6.1 source, DD or DTS.

    While you can choose which primary processing (dpl, dplII or Neo-6) is by default applied to 2 channel sources when you select "THX Cinema" you can also choose any of those modes independently without applying THX processing. While you're at it you can also choose whether or not to have a matrixed rear center, either phantom if you don't have the speakers, or real if you do, with dpl and dplII.

    I watched Tomb Raider on a 2 channel feed from my satellite dish in DPLII with thx and rear center on, and it was pretty convincing at sounding like 6.1.
     

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