THX DVD's?

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  1. Matt Odegard

    Matt Odegard Stunt Coordinator

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    If you have a reciever with THX processing. Can you ONLY use the THX processing with DVD's that are in THX? Or is it all in the processor for THX and you can have this sound no matter what the DVD format is in?
     
  2. Ned

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    It's only in the processor. Nothing special about THX dvd's (literally).
     
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    The intro on M-INC is kind of different. [​IMG]
     
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    i thought THX was only a quality standard that George Lucas made after StarWars came out(the first ones)..... they now have some sort of format or processor?
     
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    There is no such thing as a THX processor. THX is a set of specifications and requirements for the particular item to meet, be it a DVD, receiver, speaker, etc...

    THX mastering of a recording does not mean you need a THX certified system to make use of it.

     
  7. Chris Tsutsui

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    I was wondering if a DVD can be THX Digitally Mastered and then not be THX certified?

    I know that I like THX certified DVDs because I have yet to find one that sounds bad. It's like a little reassurance that the ppl at THX give it a thumbs up.

    I like all the intros for THX, Dolby, and DTS. The worse intro I have ever seen is the "Welcome to Regal Entertainment" intro they show at Edwards theaters.
     
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    Chris:
    The original Highlander DVD is generally regarded as on of the worst transfers on the market, despite THX certification.
    Just wanted to mention that [​IMG]
     
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    Most of those THX "features" were for DPL not DD/DTS. I think all it does now is the re-eq feature. Boundary control sounds rather dubious, one should setup a sub properly in the first place and use proper eq'ing if necessary. Some catch-all filter isn't going to work. I guess they had to add something to make THX seem important still.
     
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    Monsters Inc DVD is in THX.
     
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    Unfortunately (and this will sound bad), often the case is to look for DVD's that do not have THX to find the really good quality ones. I find that DVD's from certain studios yield better transfers consistantly rather than THX DVD's themselves.
     
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