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Different sound levels dvd and cable hdtv yamaha htr-6130

Dvd and cable box for hdttv red/white (+{/-)outputs connected to AVR inputs ( red/white +/-) . All sound output on receiver. To get sound at listening levels similar to tv as cable box input, need to turn volume contrtol up 10 decibels. What am I missing? The yamaha reciever is new.

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Well, first of all, the method you are using is the lowest quality. You should upgrade to a toslink(digital optical cable) or a digital RCA cable. The toslink is the best all around. But it is normal for some devices to have higher sound output than others.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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    Also, make sure to turn your televisions internal speakers off. Run all of your cables to the receiver. There is no need to run one to the televisions input unless you want to use the internal speakers for late night viewing. But still expect there to be some sound level difference between devices. Shouldn't be 10db unless you are using a VERY old DVD player or VCR. I still HIGHLY reccomend the TOSLINK cable, the amphenol optical glass inside really delivers the digital signl superbly! If your components do not have a optical digital output, then the next best would be the single RCA digital. But I know the receiver you have has TOSLINK inputs. Your HDTV cable box should have TOSLINK output. Evn easier would be to use an HDMI cable to your receiver. Then you wouldn't need to run a toslink for the HD cable box. Sounds like you are using the component(RGB) cable, and RCA(RW) that came with the cable box. These are decent cables, but you will find the ones I reccomended much better.

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