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Many of this forum know about the THX Optimizer that is included with a THX certified DVD. It is not the best calibration DVD but it is better than not using any type of calibration DVD to calibrate your HDTV.

THX is offering a free THX Optimizer DVD with the Advanced Test Pattern and a free pair of their famous THX blue glasses if you bought the US version of the Cars DVD.

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All US versions of the feature film Cars were shipped with an encoding error on Pixar's Advanced Test Pattern within THX Optimizer. In an effort to provide you with the best possible set up tools, Pixar and THX will send you a complete version of THX Optimizer and THX Blue Glasses, free of charge. Please submit this shipping form to receive your copy of THX Optimizer (including Pixar's Advanced Test Pattern):

All you have to do is visit http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/cars/fpTest.html and fill out the online form and include the ISBN number on the back of your Cars DVD.

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What form???

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What form???

What the heck?!?! THX.com has taken the http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/cars/fpTest.html page down. They also removed the Cars US version link from the http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/index.html page for the Cars US version link is what took you to the http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/cars/fpTest.html page that I found and filled out. Hopefully THX.com will put it back up.
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I got my copy today with the free glasses, took a couple of weeks to get here. I'm guessing they got flooded with requests as I've seen the above info posted at several dozen sites.
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Geez, I'm glad I signed up for mine when I did, last week. I bet the response was overwhelming for them.
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Looks like THX has pulled the plug on the free calibration disk and blue glasses. I just got mine in the mail today. Unless they reopen the page to the link I posted above.
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I can't get any THX site to work. I could be that they are having website issues and not that they ended the offer.
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Per this page (http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/blueGlasses.html) the promo has ended.
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Thanks for the interest in THX. The free THX Optimizer Blue Glasses promotion has now ended. However, if you would like to purchase a pair, please visit our online store.

NOTE: These links both worked as of 2:30 PM PST, 2/4/2007.

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Per this page (http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/blueGlasses.html) the promo has ended.NOTE: These links both worked as of 2:30 PM PST, 2/4/2007.

That promo was different than the offer THX offered for those who bought the US version of the DVD movie "Cars". That offered allowed the owners to get a DVD with just the THX Optimizer and the THX Blue Glasses, free of charge.

THX has removed the "US Cars" link that was at the bottom of this page...
http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/index.html
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THX.com has put the page back (new www address) up for the free THX Optimizer DVD with the Advanced Test Pattern and a free pair of their famous THX blue glasses if you bought the US version of the Cars DVD. Based on the previous www address I have to guess that THX was just testing the process and now they are ready to roll.

http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/cars/usCars.html

http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/index.html

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Just ordered mine!
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Just ordered mine!


Well, I ordered mine in early Febuary, (maybe Feb 2 or so). But Still havent seen them. I see that some folks have already recieved their copy. I hope that doesnt mean my order was lost.

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where is the ISBN number? need it to order the disc.........
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where is the ISBN number? need it to order the disc.........

On top of the UPC code (on the back of the DVD case).
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thanks ghudson666

figures, looks like the printer blobbed the ink on the UPC, I can only make out the 4 middle numbers. Oh well ...........
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If you cannot read the ISBN, you can find it at Toysrus.com. The number is labeled "UPC/EAN/ISBN" but is really just the ISBN number.
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Thanks for this post. I ordered mine last night.
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thanks Eric ............
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Well, I ordered mine in early Febuary, (maybe Feb 2 or so). But Still havent seen them. I see that some folks have already recieved their copy. I hope that doesnt mean my order was lost.

Rick

I haven't gotten mine either. Fortunately I already have a set (wanted the free one as a backup).

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I haven't gotten mine either. Fortunately I already have a set (wanted the free one as a backup).


Yeah, I just checked site again and it does say 4-6 weeks, guess I was just getting jumpy. Pretty sure I didn't order mine until around feb 2. sometime between jan 25 and feb 2 anyway. I still have the Avia filter, so no big issue, just thought the glasses might be a little easier to use.

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Thanks, I bought Cars at xmas time, and just signed up for the DVD. Thanks for the links folks.

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anyone received their dvd / glasses yet?
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Well I'm still hoping....I meant....waiting. It's been a month now for me. *sigh*
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Hi All,

I moved to a new home and I can't find my avia disk. I do have this free thx dvd with glasses. Just wondering how accurate are the results with this thx dvd against an avia. Has anyone try to do calibrate using this dvd then compare the results on avia?

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I also have a blue filter that came with my colorfacts software. Will the thx filter work exactly the same?. are all blue filters available the same?.

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Well I'm still hoping....I meant....waiting. It's been a month now for me. *sigh*

I'm also still waiting, been around 7 weeks for me.

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I'm also still waiting, been around 7 weeks for me.

Rick

The free THX glasses came in today. Thes wre ordered end of January, or first of Feb. so for those of you waiting, have patience.

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I can't remember when I ordered, but they arrived last week. THANKS THX!
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THX.com has put the page back (new www address) up for the free THX Optimizer DVD with the Advanced Test Pattern and a free pair of their famous THX blue glasses if you bought the US version of the Cars DVD. Based on the previous www address I have to guess that THX was just testing the process and now they are ready to roll.

http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/cars/usCars.html

http://www.thx.com/home/dvd/optimizer/index.html

Good luck!

Looks like THX has ended the promo. Unless I'm missing something, the cars link just redirects to the general optimizer page and there is no mention of free optimizer disk or glasses to be found.
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I also have a blue filter that came with my colorfacts software. Will the thx filter work exactly the same?. are all blue filters available the same?.

dimitri

No based on my experience. The filters that came with AVIA were of different from the DVE ones. Example - both have blues but when you compare them side by side, DVE's blue is darker.
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