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Old 08-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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What does losing THX sound really mean?

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)
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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THX certification is marketing/bragging rights. You won't notice a difference.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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Yeah 99% bs.
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Agree
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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You no longer have a classy startup video on your TiVo.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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Pretty much nothing. Coming from an XL4 owner.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #7
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You no longer have a classy startup video on your TiVo.
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?
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Although I guess that is another question? Is the startup video on the Roamio different?
It has been for every other generation of TiVo, so if not then they're getting lazy.
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It has been for every other generation of TiVo, so if not then they're getting lazy.
You are talking about the development team that couldn't finish converting the SD menus in three years ...
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:42 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:44 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #12
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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.
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it means nothing at all.
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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.
Yeah exactly. I mean they're going to lose a ton of high-end sales to that other THX-certified DVR.
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