The excellent THX tune-up app is no longer exclusive to iOS devices. Now you can download the app for Android devices.
Android users can also download the THX tune-up app to optimize sound and picture on TVs, projectors and speaker systems. The app from George Lucas-founded THX can adjust your set’s contrast, brightness and aspect ratio settings once connected via HDMI. The app also utilizes a device’s built-in camera to make color and tint adjustments.
Play extraordinary THX trailers to show off your newly tuned TV and sound system
Show off your audio system with the push of a button by playing “THX Deep Note” in 5.1 surround, just like in the cinema (phone or tablet must be connected via HDMI cable)
Turn your phone or tablet into a “moo can” – tilt it to hear the “moo”
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THX tune-up works on the following mobile devices with Android OS 4.2.2 or later.
HTC One Max
HTC One X
HTC One X+
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
To connect your Android phone or tablet to your TV, projector or AVR you must use an HDMI cable and an HDMI adapter that is compatible with your specific Android device. Current HDMI adapters for Android are MHL to HDMI, Slimport to HDMI or Micro HDMI to HDMI. Please read the specifications for your Android carefully to ensure that you have the correct HDMI adapter. You should be able to see the Android screen on the TV or projector and hear audio from it BEFORE you use THX tune-up.
Sound Adjustments Note
To run the sounds tests with an AVR, set the AVR to “Direct” or “Digital Auto Detect” mode or equivalent. If your AVR does not have this mode, it may not accurately process AAC 5.1 audio tones. Also, check the specifications for your Android device. Some Android devices “virtualize” surround sound audio and will mix and play audio on multiple speakers, even though audio signal may only be on one or two channels – as in the Speaker Assignment and Speaker Phase tests in THX tune-up. In either or both of these cases, the results of the 5.1 speaker/sound adjustments may not be accurate. This is not a problem with the app but due to audio processing of the AVR or Android device.
This app is not a professional calibration tool and is not intended to replace an in-home professional calibration.
Read more at http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-entertainment/mobile-apps/thx-tune-up-app-for-android/
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