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Poor sound quality

My element tv sometimes has a audio sound that is muffled ,echo sound ( kinda like when you have the audio on a stereo up to high) is there anything i can do to correct this, ive changed the audio settings several times to several configurations but nothing seems to work..

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  • aquaman5998 Jan 19, 2009

    The Tv is an element Model # (ELCHS261) hooked up as a TV not hooked up to a computer. On occasions the audio sounds muffled (like the audio is turned up way to high, vibrates). i have tried everything byswitching the set up options from stero, mono or SAP. Also tried the audio balance, turning surround sound on -off, auto vol, the equalizer ( but not sure how these should be set up)??any ideas. and also SPDIF Type(PCM, Dolby Digiatl and off what ever these mean, not to sure. I even tried the Element web site( which was no help). My quess is either 1 the TV is a piece of junk or 2 the speakers are blown. any ideas would be greatly helpful, thanks

  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    So you say inappropriate? Please then clarify for us what this has to do with the IBM Thinkpad T20 PC Notebook or an Element TV? Is the Element TV an application that you run on this notebook? Or is this an actual TV, and if so, furnish a model number?


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Thank you for clarifying for us what it is you have, it's very helpful. I don't know how long you've had the TV, is there a chance that there is a guarantee covering it if it indeed has any problems? (not for us to know, just thought I'd bring it up.) Some suggestions: I see from the spec's that the TV has a headphone jack. You should try headphones when the problem is exhibited, (even if they're for your IPOD) if the headphones sound clean it's probably the speakers. If the distortion is present in the headphones, it's probably not the speakers, or anything else in the TV. In which case I would suspect a problem with the source, you know, the old garbage in - garbage out. Even digital cable is not immune to such problems. It's only as good as the guy that set it up. Hope this helpful for you.
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I have the same problem with my 55" Element TV. The audio sounds like everyone is talking in a can. This happens on almost all DVD's or BlueRay discs and sometimes while watching network TV. The problem is more when using a DVD player though. Most TV programming is okay. I like the suggestion about hooking up to headphones and see if the poor quality still exists. I will post a followup...

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You have to install updated audio codec for your system. Go to this link:

Download it. When a box appears, Click Run button.

*Drop me a comment and i will assist you.

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