The objective of THX home cinema systems is to playback film soundtracks with as much authenticity and quality as the original mix from the sound studio.
In all studios used for film dubbing, the soundtracks are mixed in a 4-channel version (Dolby Surround) and in a 5.1 channel version. The acoustics, equalizer settings and speaker configurations are absolutely identical.
THX systems are thus always able to playback soundtracks produced in this way absolutely true to the original. Because of the high technical and tonal requirements, the THX standard can be compared with the TÜV (German Technical Control Board) for cinema sound.
As opposed to the THX quality standard, DTS and Dolby Digital are procedures for compressing sound data.