Guys, kinda new to this so forgive the potentially stoopid Q. Which is: is the THX cert. simply a preset on the panny V10 series which set's the contrast, brightness etc to what the film maker would want you to view his film at (i.e.: you could set it manually if you knew? Or is there something tangible inside the V10 which means it can have the THX cert.?
Does that question makes sense?!
But if lexicon is able to obtain THX certification without meeting its requirements, it's also possible that panasonic, lg, etc., can obtain it with a so-so calibration as long as they pay THX
Phil, thank you for your detailed and thorough reply, but how could you explain this:
mind you, I'm not doubting your word, but these are hard numbers, not opinion (unless they're wrong about the 80Hz crossover being a THX requirement).
In a sense that's also a problem with the THX certification, hinted by the comments on the slashdot discussion: not only the certification details are not public, it's also not clear what they are certifying.
We know that THX certification on a plasma set refers to the calibration of the picture, yet many people, even here in this forum, assume it certifies the loudspeakers and the THX sticker does nothing to avoid the confusion.
Okay have found out why they have added $3000.00 extra on the LEXICON player
ended up putting a darker blue filter over the Oppo's VFD display to give it a slightly deeper hue.