The new THX intro sequence is like being inside a haunting monster

I still remember feeling like THX's iconic Deep Note sound vibrated inside my chest whenever I watched a movie in a theater. So I guess it's appropriate that the new, updated sequence gives me that same trembling sensation while also making it feel like I'm inside the body of some monster's eyeball. It sounds… » 4/06/15 11:36pm 4/06/15 11:36pm

THX Tune-Up App: Tweak Any TV From Your Phone

While it may look great in the store, your new flat screen is going to need to be calibrated once you get it home to deliver the best viewing experience. While hardcore videophiles will want to invest in a professional service, this new calibration app from THX covers the basic adjustments that the rest of us actually… » 1/29/13 8:30am 1/29/13 8:30am

How to Find the Best Seat in a Theater

Any time you're out to see a show—whether it's actors on stage or Hollywood's latest money grab, the place you sit in relation to the action is vitally important to your viewing enjoyment. But it's not just a matter of preference—there's a science to getting the best seat. Here's where to go to get the most for your… » 8/25/12 11:00am 8/25/12 11:00am

Set Up Your Home Theater Like a THX Master

Building a killer home theater involves more than just throwing a big wad of cash at your local electronics dealer. It requires planning, finesse, and scientific acoustic manipulation. The engineers at THX pioneered a lot of the methods and technologies used in today's top systems. So we took a trip to their San… » 3/14/12 1:00pm 3/14/12 1:00pm

How To Calibrate Your New HDTV (and Not Lose Your Mind)

Confession: Until a few days ago, I'd never calibrated my TV. There are a couple reasons for this. First, and most simply, I'm not down with buying a calibration disc that I will likely use once then never touch again. And second, to me, HDTV calibration is the gadget geek's equivalent to chasing the dragon. I've… » 11/28/08 2:00pm 11/28/08 2:00pm

Onkyo's TX-SR876 and TX-NR906: Top-of-the-Line THX Ultra2 Receivers

Once again Onkyo has delivered gadget porn in receiver form—two THX Ultra2 Plus certified 7.1 channel A/V receivers to be exact. The TX-SR876 and TX-NR906 both provide high quality HDMI repeaters, Audyssey's new Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume tech, HD Radio, 140 and 145 watts per channel (respectively), badass HQV… » 9/15/08 1:22pm 9/15/08 1:22pm

TiVo HD XL Review: The Same Great TiVo Taste, Just More Of It

The TiVo HD is a good, cheap alternative to the recently de-listed » 9/04/08 12:00am 9/04/08 12:00am TiVo for people who didn't need all that much storage and all that many fancy features. But what if someone wants even more built-in storage than the 20 hours of HD that the TiVo HD provides? They've now got the TiVo HD XL. This beast offers 150 hours…

A/V Receiver Tee Declares Your Back THX Certified, Ready to Blast

Aahhggg hooking up new A/V gear: the beautifully colored plug porn, just ready to accept fresh, pure cable connections. So satisfying, so fulfilling. Now you can spread that love all around with this new tee from Threadless-"A/V" designed by fellow hookup enthusiast Olly Moss. Olly, I don't know you, but I think we… » 8/11/08 7:40pm 8/11/08 7:40pm

Emperor Workstation Belongs in the Death Star, My Office

Behold the Greatest Workstation of All Time: the Emperor. I mean, come on, anything that looks like it can control a turbolaser battery or fire a giant anti-matter death ray must be the greatest workstation of all time, period. But according to Patrick Laflamme Duval—business developer for manufacturer Novelquest—the… » 6/12/08 6:15am 6/12/08 6:15am

Question of the Day: Is Blu-Ray a Placeholder Format?

According to Laurie Fincham, Chief Scientist at THX, Blu-ray doesn't have much of a future. In fact, she was quoted as saying that "I think it's too late for Blu-ray," in a recent interview with Home Cinema Choice Magazine. The reason? She thinks that consumers are waiting for HD movies to become available on flash… » 3/26/08 6:30pm 3/26/08 6:30pm

Sharp Aquos R Series Gets THX Video Certification

Remember when we told you about the first THX-certified flat panel, a $20,000 Vidikron plasma? Well, it's about to get company, from the likes of Sharp, no less. According to Electronista, Sharp has unveiled the Aquos R series, the first LCD certified by THX for theater-grade image quality, with a THX Movie Mode to… » 7/20/07 5:54pm 7/20/07 5:54pm