THX Certified Panasonic VT25 Display

THX Certified Panasonic VT25 Display (Avatar image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox)

THX has been synonymous with great movie sound for decades. Now, THX sets the bar for picture quality for the world’s top TV manufacturers, including Panasonic and LG. Here are five reasons why THX Certified Displays/HDTVs kick ass.

1. 200 Tests, 400 Data Points

The THX certification process is like boot camp for HDTVs and projectors. It covers 30 test categories, 200 bench tests and more than 400 data points. THX video engineers analyze almost every aspect of a TV’s performance, from contrast and color to de-interlacing, jaggies and scaling. Testing is rigid, precise and only the best TVs make the cut.

2. Accurate Color

The very foundation of THX display certification is recreating the filmmaker’s vision in your home. THX testing and certification closely reproduces the HD Color Standard (Rec.709) used by filmmakers for Blu-ray Disc mastering. The result? Rich color and detail practically puts you in the director’s chair.

3. Sharp Pictures and Clean Video Processing

Jaggy lines and image blurring can occur as motion becomes too intense when watching action movies. THX improves each TV’s software to minimize these types of digital artifacts—presenting clean, vibrant pictures in every frame.

4. THX Movie Mode

THX Movie Mode offers the closest thing to a pre-calibrated setting out of the box. This reproduces the Rec.709 color gamut, luminance levels and other settings used by filmmakers in the mastering studio—with the push of a button. And, if you want further fine tuning, all THX Modes can be accessed by THX Certified Professional Calibrators.

5. THX Certification = High Quality

Navigating the “wall of HD drool” at your local electronics retailer isn’t easy. TVs from a variety of brands often line the walls, all showing stunning visuals. THX certification offers a straightforward value proposition to simplify your shopping experience…..if it’s THX Certified, it will be good.

Still not convinced? Read some of the recent reviews of THX Certified Displays from CNET, Wired, AV Forums and HD Guru.

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