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post #31 of 63
They should give equal results.
post #32 of 63
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Originally Posted by JohnnyG View Post

They should give equal results.

I've used both and they do give the same results. I have the AVIA, DVE and THX Optimizer glasses - they all seem to give the same results with AVIA, DVE, and GetGray calibration discs.

BTW, my free glasses haven't arrived yet. I ordered mine right near the end of the original promo.
post #33 of 63
I have filters from AVIA, DVE, THX, AND the film strip that originally came with Video Essentials The film strip is the darkest and hardest to use.
post #34 of 63
mine arrived today
post #35 of 63
And mine finally arrived today (Saturday 21 Apr 2007). I was one of the last ones to order them, before they dropped the original offer.
post #36 of 63
As for my THX glasses....I guess I didn't hide mine well enough and they somehow ended up in the garbage before I ever got a chance to use them!

Easy come, easy go.
post #37 of 63
Got mine today...
post #38 of 63
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE View Post

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.

My answer may have been misleading as I read it back. I was referring only on the question "are all blue filters available the same?". So they may not be of the same hue but when used accordingly with their respective program (DVE or AVIA), you should attain the intended optimization.

Anyway, I'm still waiting for that freebie! *double sigh*
post #39 of 63
Got the kit a week ago (around May 4).
post #40 of 63
Belive it or not, mine arrived yesterday, 10/8/2007, and I "think" I ordered mine some time in late Feb early March.

I received a "THX Optimizer 2.0 with Advanced Test Pattern for Cars" disc, the TXH optimizer 2.0 glasses, and THX Optimizer Instructions (nine 8.5 x 11 pages).

They sent it first class postage ($1.81 usd).

Thanks THX!
post #41 of 63
guess there is still hope .......
post #42 of 63
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Originally Posted by vega509 View Post

guess there is still hope .......

Got mine last week. Think I ordered it around April...
post #43 of 63
LOL I have a pair of 3-D glasses that came with the Hunted Castle IMAX DVD all I need to do is close one eye the right eye and use the left eye which is viewing though the blue filter. Simple but affective simple and there's no waiting, or I could pop on down the road and buy some colour filter gel and hold it up in front of me and close one eye to focus with.

One other thing there's been a considerable cutback on THX certified feature films since DVD came around there was lots of talk around the laserdisc days, I don't think Disney use THX anymore which is why I took Pirates 2 back because there was major fault where pixels was recorded onto the finished region 2 product, yes it was on all the discs. So thank you THX for not being involved because it made the film look like a complete letdown!
post #44 of 63
I actually wasn't expecting it anymore but I finally got mine last week (ordered 2/21/07)!
post #45 of 63
I got mine on 10/05/07 and I ordered it around February 12th!
post #46 of 63
Anyone know if you can still order this?
post #47 of 63
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bjeong1381 View Post

Anyone know if you can still order this?

All THX DVDs have the THX Optimizer on it. You can order the THX Blue Glasses for $1.99.
post #48 of 63
For those of you who have calibrated using these glasses and the optimizer I'm curious as to your results. I've tried a few times using this combo(and different thx dvd's) and I get very over saturated colors. My eyes plus the filter tell me I am doing it right as per the instructions but the results are obvious when viewing a movie with the naked eye. Any suggestions before I go and get my eyes checked? Maybe it's me.
post #49 of 63
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Originally Posted by jddesigned View Post

For those of you who have calibrated using these glasses and the optimizer I'm curious as to your results. I've tried a few times using this combo(and different thx dvd's) and I get very over saturated colors. My eyes plus the filter tell me I am doing it right as per the instructions but the results are obvious when viewing a movie with the naked eye. Any suggestions before I go and get my eyes checked? Maybe it's me.


It's possible your brightness, contrast or both is turned down to low, that will oversaturate your colors.
post #50 of 63
i know its an old thread but why start a new one.

guys where do they sell this dvd and glasses? the website doesnt sell the dvd as far as i can tell.

also, when i finally get to calibrating my equipment i assume you dont need to re-calibrate every time you watch a new movie? just once and thats it i hope.

dumb question i guess but i want to make sure.
post #51 of 63
Greetings

The optimizer is found on any thx mastered DVD. Big disney flicks and STar wArs films have it.

Glasses are purchased through THX or JKP site.

Since you want to go the cheap route ... then it is good enough.

If you want to do it better ... a real test disc like DVE or AVIA or get gray will be better.

The limitation of the THX disc is that it is only supposed to be idea for the movie that comes on the same disc.

regards
post #52 of 63
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Originally Posted by Michael TLV View Post

Greetings

The limitation of the THX disc is that it is only supposed to be idea for the movie that comes on the same disc.

regards

Isn't that just stupid?

It negates the calibration from THX disc to THX disc and it negates the ability to see a THX DVD ideally on an AVIA or ISF calibrated display. Very proprietary..

Maybe there is something more to this. Like that was the intent, but now all THX patterns are standardized or something..
post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by ThomasV555 View Post

Isn't that just stupid?

It negates the calibration from THX disc to THX disc and it negates the ability to see a THX DVD ideally on an AVIA or ISF calibrated display. Very proprietary..

Yes, it is profoundly stupid. I have actually struggled for years to find the right words of astonishment, confusion, and befuddlement to describe just how deeply absurd the whole idea was. "Bush" is the only description that really captures the depth of retardation and idiocy of the concept. The original idea, as I understand it, was to insert patterns during the mastering process, which then as they drifted away from what they should be along with the content, could then be read by a THX certified DVD player which would then compensate for the mastering errors that were introduced. In other words, if the disc came out mastered wrong, instead of FIXING THE DISC and making it accurate, or fixing their own mastering chain, you'd have to adjust per-disc to compensate for the fact that THX apparently assumes that they themselves are incapable of producing a competently mastered product. And then you'd have to compensate for their incompetence on a per-title basis. Absolutely insane.

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Maybe there is something more to this. Like that was the intent, but now all THX patterns are standardized or something..

Thankfully it was never fully implemented, and I think you'll find that most of the patterns are actually correct. Though some are clipped. So again, just use a proper test disc that actually has accurate patterns.

I don't know if all the engineers went on a company retreat in the woods and did too many mushrooms and LSD or something to come up with that whole idea, but thankfully it's died a thorough death.
post #54 of 63
Hello There,

I was also looking for a pair of them. Took me a while but THX
does still have them (no longer free though..bummer!).

They're available at the THX store (I wanted to post a direct link
to it but the site here says, "You are only allowed to post URLs once you have at least 3 posts. If you are a spammer, please go elsewhere. If not, sorry for this issue the spammers have made for.")

So...looks like I'll have to post '2 more messages' before I can do
that.

Oh..well....the things a body has to do to help folks out...

When you finally do make it to the THX Store, please be aware that you have to create an account to order them..no big deal there.

The only downside I've noticed is that they charge an exorbitant amount
for shipping... the glasses themselves are $1.99 per pair but the S/H is
$11.19 for a total of $13.18!!

Still....for those who have 'spent the coin' for a HDTV like either a Sony or Sammy, $14 +/- is going to be chump change.

Hope this info helps folks out. I'll post again after I've received the glasses
and let you know how long it took, etc.

LikeWatchingTV
post #55 of 63
You'd think that THX would have immediately linked info
on where to get their Optimizer glasses on the optimizer
page....but, nooooo! (proably would have made 'too much
sense',lol).

I wonder if anyone else has found an alternate vendor
that doesn't charge that kind of S/H?

LikeWatchingTV
post #56 of 63
Or...maybe just include a pair with a newly made DVD as
an extra 'thank you' for the customer's purchase (and
thereby underlying support of THX as used by the movie
maker). Oops...that would also 'make too much sense',lol.

LikeWatchingTV
post #57 of 63
Ok..will try to repost the link again (I've been a 'good
boy' and done my three posts to show I'm not an
eeeviilll spamer,lol )

http://www.costore.com/THX/producten...=87&pid=930793
THX BLUE FILTER OPTIMIZER GLASSES

Hope this helps anyone who's been searching for these.

LikeWatchingTV
post #58 of 63
Yay!! The link works!! (just tried it out and it opened
up a separate window with the order info on the glasses).

Ok, everyone who still needs this, go for it and 'git r done'
on 'that there THX optimizing thingamahbob'!

(no, I don't work nor am affiliated with THX in any way...
just want to see other people stop banging their heads figuratively
into a wall trying to find a simple and necessary tool that should
have continued to be offered with little hassle in the first place by
THX)

LikeWatchingTV
post #59 of 63
I went to buy the glasses but the shipping charge was $9.57 to FL in the USA. That is a RIPPPPPPP. They could mail them USPS (not even an offered option) for a couple of dollars.
post #60 of 63
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Originally Posted by barrygordon View Post

I went to buy the glasses but the shipping charge was $9.57 to FL in the USA. That is a RIPPPPPPP. They could mail them USPS (not even an offered option) for a couple of dollars.

LOL, they must have listened to you because this is what it says now.....

THX BLUE FILTER OPTIMIZER GLASSES
Glasses mailed via USPS. Shipping charge is approx $2.50-$6.00 (U.S Only). Int. orders approx $5-$10
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