Launching this week, George Lucas-owned home entertainment company THX just debuted Tune-Up™ – a new mobile application for both iPhone (and iPad) which wants to give you full control over your home entertainment system.
Claiming the app allows for the “properly adjust[ing of] your TV, projector and speakers,” Tune-Up™ features custom video test patterns, alongside a selection of photos and tutorials to help you adjust, (and then, confirm), the ‘best picture’ settings on your display, based on the current lighting in the room.
With the app, you can wirelessly adjust:
Aspect ratio – ensure your TV displays shapes and sizes correctly
Brightness – make certain shadow details and night scenes are clearly visible
Contrast – confirm white detail is distinct on your television
Color – make sure colors are bright and vibrant but not cartoonish
Tint – check skin tones look natural and are not too green or red
Speaker assignment – ensure speakers are connected to the correct AVR output and intended sound is coming from the correct speaker
Speaker phase – confirm that positive and negative speaker wires are connected correctly and all speakers are in phase
The app also takes advantage of special test sounds, meaning you can quickly and easily check your external speakers to make sure they are working as expected.
“THX tune-up is completely interactive and you will be able to go through it at your own pace and in any order,” the description reads. “Use your iPad 2 (or later) or iPhone 4 (or later) to connect to your display or sound system with an AppleTM Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable or through a wireless Apple TV.”
Proving that total control of your home entertainment system is no longer confined to those many physical remote controls you may have lying about the place, Tune-Up™ is a completely FREE download from the iTunes App Store, supporting iPhone, iPod touch and iPad – (universally).