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This Man's A Cappella Rendition of the THX Logo Theme Will Take You Back to a Long Time Ago... This Man's A Cappella Rendition of the THX Logo Theme Will Take You Back to a Long Time Ago...

Before the Inception “Bwomp,” the THX “Deep Note” was the most recognizable and inscrutable sound in cinema. For its 35th anniversary, THX released the official sheet music for that warm wall of sound—so now it’s time for the internet to take a crack at recreating it. Everyone is going to have a hard time doing a…

THX Just Shared the Original Sheet Music for its 'Deep Note' for the First Time THX Just Shared the Original Sheet Music for its 'Deep Note' for the First Time

The Deep Note, the distinctive synthesized crescendo that is THX’s audio trademark, is one of the most iconic sounds in all of film. For the effects firm’s 35th anniversary, they’ve now shared the sheet music behind the sound.

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…

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

How to Find the Best Seat in a Theater 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…

This Strip of Tiny Speakers Could Replace Your Entire Home Theater Setup This Strip of Tiny Speakers Could Replace Your Entire Home Theater Setup

Building a kick-ass home theater requires lots of money and lots of space for speakers, amps, and other equipment. But THX wants to replace all of that with their new Steerable Line Array speaker system that can discreetly hide under your massive TV.

Set Up Your Home Theater Like a THX Master 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…

Logitech's Z623 Speakers Are Their 2.1 THX-Certified Successor Logitech's Z623 Speakers Are Their 2.1 THX-Certified Successor

Logitech's Z-2300 speakers were a great set of computer speakers: THX certified and not atrociously priced. The upcoming Z623 speakers seem like a pretty good successor to the aging system, complete with an updated look.

Panasonic Expands VIERA Lineup With 2D-to-3D Conversion Panasonic Expands VIERA Lineup With 2D-to-3D Conversion

Panasonic has unveiled its GT25 series, the newest addition to the VIERA family of 3D plasma HDTVs, offering 1080p at 42" for $1699 or 50" for $2099. The sets also include 2D-to-3D conversion technology—a first for the company.

Onkyo Rolls Out the First 3D-Ready and THX-Certified Home Theater In a Box Onkyo Rolls Out the First 3D-Ready and THX-Certified Home Theater In a Box

If you want a packaged home theater that'll soak your eyeballs in three-dee and fill your ears with THX-certified boom, Onkyo's HT-S9300THX will oblige. It has seven theater loudspeakers, a 12" sub, and works with all the latest 3D gear.

What Does 'THX' Actually Mean? What Does 'THX' Actually Mean?

For the first time, THX has shared some of the specifics behind their intense display evaluation program—the battery of tests a manufacture goes through to become THX certified. A fun read if you're a home theater geek: [HDGuru]

Someone Actually Built a $70k Stargate Atlantis Home Theater Someone Actually Built a $70k Stargate Atlantis Home Theater

Jacob Yarmuth may not hold the official title of world's biggest Stargate Atlantis fan, but I doubt anyone would question his claim after he designed this home theater system inspired by the show. So what's $70k getting you these days?

TV Calibration: The Easy Route TV Calibration: The Easy Route

Last year we ran a simple guide to TV calibration, and THX is still a good way to make your new TV easier on the eyes. Here are updates on getting the Optimizer disc and glasses:

Emperor Workstation Priced at $40,000 Emperor Workstation Priced at $40,000

It's has been quite a while since we last heard about the Emperor Workstation, and everyone had to wonder how much this thing was going to cost. Well, try $40,000.

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

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

TiVo HD XL Review: The Same Great TiVo Taste, Just More Of It 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 TiVo Series 3 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…

Finally, The World's First THX-Certified Door Finally, The World's First THX-Certified Door

Home theater junkies are now one step closer to a fully THX-certified home thanks to Serious Materials' QuietHome soundproof doors, which joins the company's QuietRock THX-certified drywall. The Serious folks claim an 85% improvement in sound blockage over a standard solid-core door with the 2 1/4-inch thick…

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

Emperor Workstation Belongs in the Death Star, My Office 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…

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