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What does losing THX sound really mean?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ilovedvrs, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. ilovedvrs

    ilovedvrs New Member

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    This device outputs what kind of sound? 5.1 or 7.1?

    What does not having THX (upgrading from the Tivo S3) really mean?

    Will I notice the sound not being as good as my old Tivo?

    Just I have no idea what THX gives you (other than a cool boot up sequence)
     
  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    THX certification is marketing/bragging rights. You won't notice a difference. :)
     
  3. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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  5. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    You no longer have a classy startup video on your TiVo.
     
  6. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Pretty much nothing. Coming from an XL4 owner.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The best thing about that startup video is that it was shorter than the startup video on the non THX certified TiVos.

    Although I guess that is another question? Is the startup video on the Roamio different?
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It has been for every other generation of TiVo, so if not then they're getting lazy. :)
     
  9. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    You are talking about the development team that couldn't finish converting the SD menus in three years ... ;)
     
  10. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Agree with the others. THX is just an industry standard spec, and certification means that the device meets the standard spec.

    I don't think it really means much, because I'd bet that just about any reputable branded electronic device would be able to meet those specs.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TiVo probably even tested the hardware against the spec and verified it met the standard. They just can't use the branding because they didn't pay the licensing fee.
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I always wondered if having it THX certified actually helped with any sales anyway. If there was going to be a THX certified one, it would have been the Pro version. But to be able to put THX on the box is also supposed to be rather expensive per box. So it should make more sense just to pocket the money unless it actually does help their sales somehow.
     
  13. duerrs

    duerrs New Member

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    it means nothing at all.
     
  14. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Yeah exactly. I mean they're going to lose a ton of high-end sales to that other THX-certified DVR. :D
     

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