I used one of my Star Wars THX DVD’s to check out what Rab had said about tuning your TV with THX, and he was right! In the language settings section there’s a THX logo and it runs you through some picture setting stuff, mainly around contrast and brightness, along with some diagnostics. Lo and behold, my TV was already spot on! I’m really picky about contrast and brightness, because I’m really sensitive to bright lights. I always have my computer monitor set very dark, and I try and have the TV set so that it’s not too bright, and I’d got it spot on in terms of being able to pick out the different white and black contrasts on the THX thingy.
Of course, as soon as I stuck the DVD in, the surround sound popped into life and I was able to enjoy the intro Star Wars music blaring out. Man it’s fantastic, and it evokes such an amazing set of memories.
I still can’t watch the 20th Century Fox logo/intro on movies without expecting it to fade into Star Wars.