Originally Posted by osofast240sx
im suprised Anthem Paid for THX
why they get something in return, here is anthem on the thx process. Maybe some brands don't mind or even prefer if some external (second level) testing is done to catch mistakes and result in a better product ?
Let me note for myself owning a $$ pre/pro and amp, i think THX should test more. I would love to pay $250 more on my AVP and other units if for example all this HDMI mess would not have happened over the last 3 to 4 years.
Nick Platsis from Anthem Audio Video:
"The THX Ultra2 spec has tougher standards compared to the other licensing bodies, for example higher output swings are required, especially for the subwoofer channel. On the video side, no one else tests it. It's good that someone does, for example some manufacturers may take the bandwidth of a video switch and try to pass that on as the bandwidth of the whole circuit from input jack to output jack. Regardless, it's not difficult to meet any of these standards unless attempting to do it on the cheap or there's an element of laziness somewhere.
The challenge is integrating every single option that THX, Dolby, and DTS have to offer while maintaining user friendly operation and preventing conflicts between the various requirements. Then, when more processing options appear on the scene, it starts all over. Luckily, the people at THX are great to work with."