THX Demonstrates System for Optimizing the Cable Viewing Experience

At The Cable Show, THX and its partners will demonstrate THX Media Director, a new technology that simplifies the cable viewing experience by optimizing the subscriber's playback settings for a wide range of cable programming, including 3D Video-on-Demand (VOD). The technology is designed to integrate with existing cable infrastructure, including the installed base of set-top boxes (STB) via firmware update.

THX will show how THX Media Director metadata is delivered over a cable network to a high definition set-top-box to enable the subscriber's TV and home audio system to automatically select appropriate aspect ratio, color space, surround sound modes, 2D and 3D display features, Movie/Sports/Games modes and other settings unique to the content being presented. THX Media Director simplifies the user experience and assures that the artistic intent of the filmmaker is accurately represented via the cable subscriber's home theater system.

THX Media Director includes a comprehensive content and device compliance program to ensure the highest quality experience for consumers. The technology also enables TV, STB and AV receiver manufacturers to showcase signature 3D and 2D playback modes and settings.

The THX Media Director demonstration will feature SENSIO's 3D video processing technology and Avtrex's embedded STB software for managing content delivery. It will also be supported by Quantum Data's 980 HDMI Protocol Scope, which confirms THX Media Director metadata is being accurately communicated via HDMI from the STB to the 3DTV and other home theater components.

Source: THX