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THX Training at CES 2011

THX Ltd announced that it will hold its THX Certified Professional Calibration and Home Theater training classes for installers, video calibrators and retailers directly following CES 2012.

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Unedited press release follows:

THX® to Provide Training on 3D Audio/Video, 4K Video Best Practices During CES 2012 THX Certified Professional Education Classes

Attendees Rewarded with Premium Instruction at Discounted Pricing, Exclusive Reception at Foundation Room, Coveted Las Vegas Show Tickets and Other Valuable Giveaways

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 — This year at CES 2012, THX Ltd. will be hosting its THX Certified Professional Calibration and Home Theater trainings for installers, video calibrators and retailers directly following the show, January 13-15, 2012. Continuing to help pave the way for upholding the highest quality standards in audio and video home theater entertainment, THX consistently updates its Education workshops to instruct attendees on the latest technology trends. The upcoming classes feature hands-on training of 3D audio/video and 4K video technologies to help attendees gain valuable experience and maintain a competitive edge in calibrating today’s consumer electronics.

In addition to preserving a top-notch training program, THX will be hosting a premium reception at the exclusive Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay for all students signed up for CES 2012 classes. Transportation, cocktails and premium hors d’oeuvres will be provided, as well as drawings for valuable giveaways.

THX Senior Fellow John Dahl and his team of experts will host Levels 1 and 2 of THX’s Certified Professional Video Calibration and Home Theater trainings. These programs will introduce and provide in-depth instruction on designing and optimizing home theater audio and video systems, including 3D audio/video and 4K video techniques. Candidates who successfully complete each program will earn the title of THX Certified Professional.

THX Certified Professional Video Calibration Level 1: As 3D technology continues to pervade homes and 4K resolution emerges as a standard, certified professionals need to understand how these latest developments affect calibration techniques in order to provide value to their customers. This is an introductory course that teaches best practices of basic video calibration methods through hands-on instruction working with a variety of current displays and calibration instruments.

THX Certified Professional Video Calibration Level 2: With the film industry using a variety of new technologies and techniques when shooting content, this two-day course provides specific insight and calibration practices addressing 3D technology and CinemaScope images. Learn how these technologies are changing the industry through hands-on laboratory instruction from THX experts. Gaining practical experience across a variety of devices while using the highest-quality instruments, students will leave with applicable knowledge on how to best calibrate any display.

THX Home Theater Level 1: As consumers continue to purchase CE devices with the latest technologies and growing multitude of features and settings, certified professionals need to understand how these affect the home entertainment experience. THX helps professionals stay ahead of the curve by including 3D audio/video techniques and instruction, providing course attendees with the competitive knowledge necessary to create a premium THX home theater experience, including equipment selection, room setup, calibration and most important, small room acoustics.

THX Home Theater Level 2: Custom installers working on high-end home theaters understand the need to deliver demanding customers the best entertainment experience possible, down to the smallest detail. This full two-day course offers in-depth training and hands-on application in room acoustics and design, wall treatments and isolation, and AV hardware selection and placement. Through proficient guidance and preparation, students will leave with an understanding of how to avoid costly pitfalls while delivering an exceptional set-up for their customers.

January 13-15, 2012

- Home Theater 1: January 13, 2012 (Sponsored by CEA); 9 AM – 5 PM
- Cost: $500

- Home Theater 2 (two days): January 14-15, 2012; 9 AM – 6 PM
- Cost: $1,200
- Students save $100 on Home Theater 2 if they take Home Theater 1 at CES 2012; course total $1,100

- Video Calibration Level 1: January 13, 2012; 9 AM – 6 PM
- Cost: $599

- Video Calibration Level 2 (two days): January 14-15, 2012; 9 AM – 6 PM
- Cost: $1,599
- Students save $195 towards the combined price of both Video Calibration Level 1 and 2 if they enroll in both during CES 2012; combined price $1,800

Reception: January 13, 2011 – 6-8 PM (transportation provided)

Home Theater 1 Training – Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N250
3275 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV

Home Theater 2 and Video 1 and 2 Trainings – Circus Circus
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Reception – Shangri-La Private Room, 43rd Floor @ Foundation Room, Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV

Don’t you want to be trained by the best? For 25 years, THX has been a leader in bringing the ultimate entertainment experience to the consumer, from the big screen to the home. In addition to the certification of cinemas and professional mixing studios, THX works with major electronics manufacturers to bring consumers the finest in home theater equipment.

Need further incentive? THX will be hosting an exclusive reception at the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay for all students registered for CES 2012 THX training. The Foundation Room is a private, member’s only club, which provides breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip from the top of Mandalay Bay. CES 2012 THX Training attendees are invited to enjoy elite access to fine dining, cocktails and an overall royal treatment.

THX will also be offering valuable giveaways throughout its classes:

- Las Vegas Show Tickets (for Saturday night)

- Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray Disc Sets (THX Certified and THX Media Director™ Enabled)

- Training Book Giveaways

- Digital Video and HDTV: Algorithms and Interfaces, by Charles Poynton

- Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, by Floyd Toole

- THX Premium Swag Bags


Please register for the workshops here:

- Home Theater Level 1 Registration

- Home Theater Level 2 Registration

- Video Calibration Level 1 and 2

About THX:
From the big screen to your screen, THX ignites your passion for exciting entertainment experiences. Founded by George Lucas and recognized by audiences around the globe, THX is synonymous with the design and certification of world-class cinemas, premium audio systems, 3D HDTVs and blockbuster movies. Products featuring THX technologies defy convention and define quality in their class, whether in the cinema, in the home or on the road.