Hardware Steven Kippel on 28 Aug 2010
How to use THX Optimizer video tests
Fact: The default picture setting on HDTVs are set by the TV manufacturers to draw the consumer’s eye on the showroom floor. This means the picture is incredibly bright, and tinted blue. The reason they do this is because showrooms have bright overhead florescent lighting. But when you get the TV home, this setting is just too bright, and the colors are too blown out.
Fortunately, this is correctable through careful adjustments. Some manufacturers are now offering picture settings which are incredibly close to accurate. These are usually called something like “cinema,” “movie,” or “THX.” Start with one of these settings, and then use THX Optimizer to make picture adjustments.
For a list of movies which include the THX Optimizer, click this link. To view a video demonstration of THX video optimization, view the embedded video below.