I have time warner cable. On certain channel like espn in the straight mode there is back ground music but the speaking voice is very low. However, the speaker sound is better when I switch to 7 channel. My concern is on 7 channel there is no surround sound effect. The sound just come out of all seven speakers. That is why i prefer using the staight mode when I watch tv. Any suggestions?I'm having the same problem. Sony Bravia Tv, Yamaha 663 and Kef 3005 speakers. Plenty of surround and background volume, very low voice volume. I've tried different equalizer settings and speaker settings, even cranking center speaker to max. Very dissatisfied with the sound effects of this unit to date. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Re: low speaking voice with normal background sound
You will always have this problem. The only real way to solve it is to just turn up your center channel so the voice is louder and turn all the other speakers down. This has to do with the way the channel broadcasts. I also just do the "7 Channel" stereo mode. You will still get stereo effect just not front & rear effect. You also may want to upgrade your center channel speaker so it is louder. I always recommend going with onkyo, dennon, or harmon kardon for receivers as they are the best. If you need any further assistance let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly. Thank you, lee
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I get a similar issue from my Bush sound bar. The sound drops out when the tv programme/movie etc has a period of silence in the audio track or just very low background music (no speech). As soon as someone begins to speak it starts up, but usually it misses the first couple of words. Bar is connected directly to a Samsung tv via the optical cable. Any ideas?
If you identified the specific products involved we (and you) might be able to look at the documentation and verify the obvious answer. Voice is generally concentrated on the center channel, so, yes, a speaker there would be a good idea.
If you don't have a multi-channel rig you shouldn't feed multichannel audio to it. Maybe use the unidentified DVD player's analog output and make sure it's set to mix the channels down to stereo.
Hi, and yes I would agree with you that there is one channel not getting decoded. The likely problem is a setting in the menu of the dvd player under " AUDIO SETTINGS " . It may take a couple of trials and errors to get it back to where it was before ( just because we aren't sure what the original setting was )I would suggest that you make sure the " DIGITAL OUT " is set to " PCM " versus " LPCM " because this being improperly set can mess up your surround sound. Also there mar be settings for " DOWNMIX " labeled " LT/RT-STEREO and a couple others whose names escape me at the moment. Changing one or more of these will almost assuredly get you back on track. Good luck and thanks for choosing FixYa. I hope this helps, Prodzilla
" Some DVD\'s sound fine whilst others have background sounds but no
voices. I do have an old model TV that has mono sound.Would that cause
" Hi, I wrote a short article for someone who had a similar problem a few days ago. I will edit it for you so that it fits. Here it is. Your DVD player should have output connectors in the
back of it to plug your amplifier or receiver into. If you have a Stereo
system (no surround sound speakers, or front center speaker) connect
the DVD Audio Cables on the back of the DVD player to the STEREO (or MIXED ) Output
Jacks. If it is connected to the Left Front and Right Front jacks of
the "Surround Sound" output jacks instead of Stereo(or MIXED) then the dialog
will be sent to the CENTER channel output. If you have no center channel
speaker you will not hear it. Thus no dialog. NOTE: In your case for the TV that is mono, here is the solution. 1 Connect a stereo pair of RCA cables (red and white "male" connectors at each end) to the Mixed or Stereo Output of the DVD player (NOT ANY SURROUND OUTPUTS). 2 Purchase an RCA type "Y" connector that has 2 female to a single male connectors on it. Walmart about 3 dollars. 3 Plug the single male plug of the Y connector into the back of the TV set's single mono audio input. 4 Connect the stereo RCA pair from the MIXED output of the DVD player into the Y connector that is now on the back of yourTV. 5 Run your yellow Video output from the DVD into the Back of the Set's yellow input. That should do it. The sound should be clear and correct with dialog, effects and music. Hope this helps, Best, Mark
Could be a number of things.
Most likely your surround sound mode. Some people dont like Dolby. Try to switch to 5 channel stereo.
Other option is to turn the center channel speaker channel volume up. Voices and dialog come from the center channel speaker in Dolby modes. Post back if you need instructions.
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No unfortunately this is the way movies are made. I know what you are feeling it is the most annoying thing ever. The only thing you can do is turn down all the surround speakers and turn up your center channel. the voices and talking are always output through the center channel. So you have to do a lot of messing around to get the best settings for you. I am an audiophile and I will never understand why they make the background sound/music in some scenes so much louder then any talking. Hope this helps if you have any other questions please let me know. Thanks, Lee
If your running the receiver in 5.1 using a center channel, go into the main menu of the receiver and select "speaker settings" toggle to "center channel" and adjust the gain to taste. If you need more help, post a comment and I can help you some more
Hi Javis. This is perfectly normal ! This mode change is done because the receiver auto detects the digital audio signal and sets the receiver's DSP to decode the signal correctly. You can go into the OSD menu to bypass the auto detection of it, but it's not recommended at all ! You're getting the best audio quality by doing so. Thanks ! cheebster.