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I tried the app with my iPad (via HDMI adapter) tonight. My display had previously been adjusted via the Disney WOW disc. The video settings I arrived at via the THX Tune-Up app were very close to the settings via the WOW disc. The THX Tune-Up app recommended 2 points lower on my Contrast and 1 point lower on my Tint. Color and Brightness were matches.
On the audio side, it was quite interesting that the THX Tune-Up app was suggesting my surround channels were too low. Even though the surround was originally set via a sound pressure meter (and the WOW disc), I've always felt that the surrounds seemed a little wimpy. Adjusting for proper adjacent speaker balance (to get the sound to appear to be coming from the middle between two adjacent speakers) I needed to boost both of my surround speakers by 3 db. That's quite a bit! But, as I said, I've felt that they were too low. So, I threw in a my Star Wars Blu-ray and went to the Millennium Falcon flyover at the end of the move. BIG improvement! And other bits and pieces of the movie had much more active (at least, more noticeable) surround.
So, sound pressure meter be damned, I'm going to go with the settings I arrived at via the THX Tune-Up app.
The app did crash on me twice during the adjustments. But, other than that, I'm thrilled. Particularly since the app was FREE. (As I understand it, it will only be free for a limited time.)