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THX tune-up for iOS

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Key Details of THX tune-up

  • THX tune-up (TM) allows you to properly adjust your TV, projector and speakers, helping you get the most out of your entertainment system.
  • Last updated on 8/30/2019
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Developer's Description

By thx
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 (TM) allows you to properly adjust your TV, projector and speakers, helping you get the most out of your entertainment system.

NOTE: Before you download and get started, please read the "Additional Requirements" & "Connection to TV/AVR" sections below to ensure enjoyment and proper use. For a video preview of the THX tune-up app, check out the THX YouTube http://bit.ly/X9h5rbchannel at YouTube.com/THXVids.

Additional Requirements

Supported iOS devices: iPhone 4, 4S, 5; iPad, 2, 3, 4 & Mini; iPod Touch 4 & 5; iOS 7.1 or later

If using Apple TV, must be 3rd gen version or later

iPhone 4 & iPod Touch 4 are not supported by Apple TV; must use AV adapter & HDMI cable connection to TV or AVR for picture adjustment (720p only)

For 5.1 audio tests, iOS device must be directly connected to AVR with adapter & HDMI cable (5.1 audio tests are not supported on Apple TV)

App is optimized for iOS 7.1 or later for 4S & 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 & Mini, & iPod Touch 5 with an HDMI adapter & cable directly connected to TV or AVR

Connection to TV/AVR

HDMI cable at least 2 meters (6 ft) & Cat 2-certified

30-pin Apple Digital AV Adapter for iPad 2 & 3, iPhone 4 & 4S, & iPod Touch 4

Lightning Digital AV Adapter for iPhone 5, iPad 4 & Mini, & iPod Touch 5

Apple TV (3 gen) for picture adjustments is compatible with iPhone 4S & 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 & Mini, & iPod Touch 5

Connect iOS device via Airplay to your Apple TV (3rd gen) & turn Mirroring ON

THX tune-up features custom video test patterns, carefully selected photos and tutorials to help adjust and confirm the best picture settings on your display based on room lighting. Using special audio tests, THX tune-up also lets you check external speakers to make sure they are working in phase and are connected properly for 2-channel stereo or 5.1 sound systems.

THX tune-up is completely interactive go through it at your own pace, in any order. Connect a supported iOS device to the display or sound system with an HDMI adapter & cable, or via AirPlay with Apple TV (3rd gen).

Locate the adjustment buttons on your TV and AVR remote controls and then follow the THX app tutorials which walk you through your THX tune-up. The app offers tips about your remote control, room lighting, viewing distance and other helpful advice.

Video adjustments

Aspect ratio ensure your TV displays shapes & sizes correctly

Brightness make certain shadow details & night scenes are clearly visible

Contrast confirm white detail is distinct on your television

Color make sure colors are bright & vibrant but not cartoonish

Tint check skin tones look natural & are not too green or red

THX tune-up uses your iOS devices camera to set color and tint with a special built in color filter. Point the device camera at the TV screen and see if the color or tint is adjusted correctly.

Audio adjustments

Speaker assignment ensure speakers are connected to the correct AVR output & intended sound is coming from the correct speaker

Speaker phase confirm that positive & negative speaker wires are connected correctly and all speakers are in phase

Extras

Turn moo can on & tilt your device to hear it moo

Play extraordinary THX trailers (just like in THX Certified cinemas) to show off your newly tuned TV & sound system to friends and family

Show off your audio system 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!

This app is not a professional calibration tool and is not intended to replace an in-home professional calibration.


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