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#153969 - 12/23/06 01:21 PM Re: THX [Re: nickbuol]
bigred7078 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/06
Posts: 22
Loc: Springfield, IL
sounds like its not worth it with all the extra costs involved...not worth it...but just my .02 cents

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#153970 - 12/25/06 01:00 AM Re: THX [Re: bigred7078]
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Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 133
Loc: Issaquah, WA
the value is for people, lacking OCD, who don't exhaustively research their purchases. THX certification guaruntees a minimum level of quality.

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#153971 - 12/27/06 11:26 AM Re: THX [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 1189
Loc: Utah, USA
I don't have a THX certified subwoofer, so I haven't tried the THX bass management, but the THX Ultra2 Cinema setting on my receiver does roll off the high frequencies some- with the theory being that large cinemas are more dead than most home theaters, so the soundtrack of movies mixed for the theater may sound too bright for the home. I have tried it in my room and don't like it. I prefer to stick with Logic7 all the way.
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#153972 - 12/27/06 02:28 PM Re: THX [Re: dllewel]
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Loc: Up yonder
Thanks for that bit of info Dave. I definitely wouldn't pay a premium for any gear just to get THX, but wouldn't avoid it either. I have been noticing that many receivers don't carry the badge that used to not very long ago. The Yamaha line for example. I wonder if THX has raised the rates for certification?
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#153973 - 12/27/06 05:04 PM Re: THX [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 12/14/06
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When I got my receiver, THX wasn't really a requirement. I ended up with the Pioneer VSX-84TXsi which IS THX certified. However, the reason I got it was feature to price ratio. This unit has 4 HDMI inputs and I got it from a certified reseller (IE, warranty will be honored by Pioneer) for 1079 shipped. I looked at Denon, Pioneer, and Yamaha, and for the price the Pioneer had a lot more features than the others. Yamaha doesn't even offer a 4 port HDMI solution and with Denon you have to go to their $4k receiver to get it. Since my TV only has one HDMI input, I wanted to be sure that I'd have future expandability. For me that was the deciding factor. BTW, it's a great unit and sounds awesome with my Epic 80.500 setup.

In the end it's all about what you want to spend and what features you want in your receiver. If you're happy with it, then that's all that matters.
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