Question about Televison & Video
We have a low end magnavox dvd player MWD220F connected to a Maxent 42'' plasma monitor. The sound between the voice and the music on a dvd movie is overwhelming. to hear the voice we have to turn the TV volume way up, but when there is music it blasts us out. Is it the DVD player or what?
If you will allow me to make an assumption, you do not have a 5.1 surround system connected to your DVD player. This is a common experience with users of a standard TV or stereo receiver if a movie is being presented in 5.1.
In a surround sound system the center channel speaker provides almost all the vocal tracks while the side channels will provide music and some background noises. You'll still be able to hear the voices in your side speakers, but it will be muted and over powered by music or sound effects.
Some DVD players allow you to "Downmix" the surround signal to stereo. You might want to look around your sound setup on the DVD player or check your owners manual.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on May 22, 2008
Just had the same problem and it is fixed for me. With NO DISC in the player go to the System Menu. Next Navigate to Preferences on the top of the screen.
You will set an option titled "Default". Select that and it seems to reset the player to default settings and fixes the sound.|
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
WE'VE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM SINCE WE MOVED AND DISCONNNED THE SPEAKERS?
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE SURROUND SOUND WAS NOT HOOKED UP? AND THIS COU\LD CAUSE THE PROBLEM?
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
I've been pondering this one for a day or so - at least two possibilities:
1) There is a mute/audio-off hotbutton inside Windows Media Player itself - click on it and see if the audio works. Alternatively, you can try playing a music file in Windows Media Player to see if THAT file has sound.
2) You need a better Codec - the free version of the K-Lite Codec has limited audio support. There are no easy answers to this problem. I frequently use my computer for converting VHS's to DVD, so I finally plunked down the $50 to purchase Nero 9 and all of its codecs. Before that, however, I used VLC Media Player (free) - it has DVD/VOB audio support.
As a side note, if you wanted to use your computer to convert the VHS's to DVD, you would need a plain-old VCR, a red/white/yellow cable, a DVD burner, and a product called the Dazzle DVD Recorder from Pinnacle. You can hook the VCR straight to your computer and burn away. To get the best experience however, I would also get a program like Nero, Roxio, etc. to do the actual DVD burning (although the Dazzle's native software is perfectly capable of doing the job).
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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