THX LAUNCHES VIDEO CALIBRATION TRAINING
FOR INSTALLERS AND DEALERS
CES 2008, Las Vegas, January 7, 2008
- THX Ltd. today announced that it is expanding its worldwide training
and educational programs to include THX Certified Video System
Calibration and Training. Professional dealers and installers who
successfully pass the training course will be approved to offer THX
Certified Video Calibration services to their customers. Classes will
be offered regionally throughout the U.S. several times a year,
beginning in January in Southern California.
THX Certified Video System Calibration and Training is
the most in-depth and comprehensive calibration training available
today. The curriculum, which is designed by THX video engineers,
includes classroom instruction, two full days of hands-on calibration
training and a comprehensive online exam. THX partnered with the
instructors of LionAV, who have performed thousands of home theater
calibrations, to present the coursework. Students will gain an in-depth
understanding of video calibration using a variety of video testing and
calibration instruments, as well as knowledge of consumer projector and
flat panel display operation, performance, and maintenance.
"The THX Certified Video System Calibration coursework is
designed to raise the level of education available for professional
installers and calibrators, as well as provide them with a valuable
asset to generate new business," said John Dahl, director of education
at THX. "THX is using its knowledge of filmmaking and HDTV
manufacturing and certification to educate and train installers on how
to set up a customer’s display to mirror the studio environment, where
film and video games are originally created."
To complete the THX video training, candidates are
required to successfully complete a number of calibrations under the
supervision of THX course instructors. Once the course is completed and
candidates pass the online exam, they will be listed on the THX
directory of Certified Video Calibration Technicians and will gain
access to a private forum and other THX marketing and online services.
In addition, THX will distribute a dated verification of all
calibrations to eligible homeowners. Each homeowner will also receive a
copy of the latest THX Demo Disc II, which will enable them to show off
their newly optimized video system.
"We are thrilled to partner with THX, such a trusted
consumer brand and pioneer in product certification," said Gregg
Loewen, founder of LionAV. "No other video training course will offer
such in-depth and hands-on training of video calibration and flat panel
operation. By achieving the THX Certified status, video calibrators
will stand out among competitors and establish themselves as elite
members in their field."
THX Video Calibration and Training Schedule:
- Los Angeles, CA, - January 29-31
- San Francisco, CA - February
- Orlando, FL - March
- New Jersey, April
ABOUT THX LTD.
THX Ltd. was founded by filmmaker George Lucas to improve the way movie
audiences experience the sights and sounds of feature films on the
silver screen. The goal, then and now, is to continually improve the
entertainment experience through strict engineering performance
standards, innovative product designs and breakthrough technologies.
Leading companies from around the globe count on THX to help them
create better, more innovative products and services. For more
information, visit www.thx.com.
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