Moviegoers know they’re in good hands when a speaker-shattering THX promo plays before a film. It means the theater lives up to the standards of the LucasFilm-created company that specializes in sound and picture quality. Home theaters claim to be able to produce those crisp images and perfect sound too, but for most of us, it’s hard to tell if our systems are calibrated correctly.
That problem can now be solved from your iPhone. THX has launched the THX Tune-Up App in the App Store. Available free for this week, and $1.99 any time else, it’ll help to make sure your surround sound and HD image are up to THX’s highest possible standards.
You can get the app by clicking the screenshot below, or searching “THX Tune Up” in the app store.
Here’s how it’s described:
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 features custom video test patterns, carefully selected photos and tutorials to help you adjust and confirm the best picture settings on your display based on your room lighting. Using special test sounds, THX tune-up also lets you check your external speakers to make sure they are working in phase and are connected properly for 2-channel stereo or 5.1 surround sound systems.
THX tune-up is completely interactive and you will be able to go through it at your own pace and in any order. Use your iPad 2 (or later) or iPhone 4 (or later) to connect to your display or sound system with an AppleTM Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable or through a wireless Apple TV.
To get started, locate the adjustment buttons on your television and audio video receiver (AVR) remote controls and then simply follow the THX app tutorials which will walk you through your “THX tune-up.” The app offers tips about your remote control, room lighting, viewing distance and other helpful advice.