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THX

A design system that provides realistic sound playback for movie and home theater from THX, Ltd., San Rafael, CA (www.thx.com), an independent spin-off from Lucasfilm, Ltd. The THX Sound System was developed during the production of the Return of the Jedi in 1982 and named after George Lucas' first film, "THX 1138." It has also been known as the "Tomlinson Holman eXperiment," because Holman (Lucasfilm's technical director) was responsible for identifying the criteria for theater acoustics. THX includes a custom design for each movie theater auditorium as well as special speakers and electronics. The company is expected to be a major player in the mass adoption of digital cinema technology.

The THX home theater counterpart is a system of certification that states consumer devices meet certain criteria in each area of the audio/video chain. THX certification is available for DVD players, audio equalizers, A/V receivers, amplifiers, speakers and cables. In 2003, THX entered the automotive audio market, equipping the Lincoln LS sport sedan with the first THX-certified car audio system. THX is entirely compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS. See Dolby Digital and DTS.
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THX 1138 was chosen for the Directors' Fortnight competition, which lead to a meeting with the president of United Artists.
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THX Certified Professional Video Calibration Level 2 : With the film industry using a variety of new technologies and techniques when shooting content, this two-day course provides specific insight and calibration practices addressing 3D technology and CinemaScope images.
THX looks forward to continuing to support current cineSpace customers as well as expanding the reach of cineSpace to new customers.
Laurel, NJ 08054 USA, 856-439-9080, thx: 856-439-0525, e-mail: info@aaar.org, Internet: http://www.aaar.org/
Best Buy: Yamaha Premium THX Certified Home Theater Receiver, $699.99
There are a host of extras including Lucas and Walter Murch commentary, ``Theatre Of Noise'' isolated sound effects track, ``Master Sessions With Walter Murch'' featurette, ``A Legacy Of Filmmakers: The Early Years Of American Zoetrope'' featurette, ``Artifact From The Future: The Making Of THX 1138'' featurette, ``Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB'' student film, ``Bald'' featurette, theatrical trailer.
Address for correspondence: Vincenzo Puro, Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive, Lazzaro Spallanzani, 00149 Rome, Italy; thx: 39-065582825; email: puro@inmi.it
The Monstruo PC also scores high on sound: It is one of the first computers to offer 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio with THX certification, thanks to Intel High-Definition Audio.
Now highlight the THX logo at the bottom of the screen.