Scott Wilkinson and the Test Pattern

Episode 1695 (19:00)

Scott Wilkinson

Scott joins Leo to talk about a new app that will help users set up their TVs. THX offers a great app called THX TuneUp. It's been around for a few years, but it generates it's own test patterns from your mobile device. Available to iOS and Google Play. How do you move the test patterns over to the TV? You can use an HDMI adapter cable, or you can cast them using a Chromecast or AppleTV, which Scott says is a much better way. Then you just follow each step by step. Users can also use the app to adjust the position of your home theater speakers for optimum sound.  Also, check your aspect ratio correctly. 

The only test pattern the app doesn't offer is for sharpness, which Scott hopes the developers will add. Since it doesn't have it, the best you can do is get the sharpness setting to as close to zero as possible. Start at zero and then move it up until it looks as sharp as it can be.