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Palsonic tv sound on DVD drops out below a certain level. background sound disappears when dialogue and music not present

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    Paul Carlyle Jan 05, 2014

    To me it sounds like what is called a 'noise gate' in music recording terminology. Anything below a certain volume or frequency threshold is cancelled out. this is used a lot on noisy insruments like drums where there is a lot of 'bleed', to keep sounds seperate. But I can't see what purpose it would serve on a TV.

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The on-screen menu appears only when the selected source is DVD or VCD on the DVD/VCD/CD player and the disc is in the slot and NOT PLAYING. On the remote control ONLY: 1. Press CHOICE (it should work now) LANGUAGE menu appears. 2 Press Cursor to move to the menu you want? which is AUDIO Selected item changes its color to green. THEN: 1. Display EXPERT SPEAKER SETTING menu. 2. Press Cursor to select ?TEST TONE,? then press ENTER. ?TEST TONE? changes its color to green and test tone comes out of in the following sequence?left front speaker, center speaker, right front speaker, right rear speaker, and left rear speaker. ? Test tone is output only when the tray loaded with a DVD is selected, but not playing. 3. Press Cursor to move to ?C.SPK? LEVEL? or ?R.SPK?LEVEL,? then press ENTER. 4. Press Cursor to adjust the output level, then press ENTER. ? You can adjust the output level from ??6 dB? to ?+6 dB.? 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other speaker output level. 6. Press Cursor to select ?TEST TONE,? then press ENTER. Test tone stops. 7. When finished, press Cursor to move to ?EXIT,? then press ENTER. EXPERT SPEAKER SETTING menu disappears. I hope this helps you, please let us know. Best regards, nightdiver

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Check the audio settings. You might need to reduce the surround sound effect or increase the Center (dialogue)

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Greetings surfjax,

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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I assume the above problem is on all DVD's. Generally speaking, dialogue soundtrack is located in the Front Center speaker. From your description of the problem I would double check all the wiring to the front center speaker you have connected to your audio system. If there is no front center speaker, check to see how your audio system is set to handle the front center speaker . . . it should be set to "Phantom" or "none". On the other hand you're relying just on your TV speakers and you're not getting any dialog I would change, under the Settings of the DVD player, the Digital Out settings to PCM.

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In the Audio set up menu, see if there is a setting to turn off surround sound. I believe it's in your owners manual also. LMK

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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Greetings surfjax,

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.

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Hope this helps.
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The on-screen menu appears only when the selected source is DVD or VCD on the DVD/VCD/CD player and the disc is in the slot and NOT PLAYING. On the remote control ONLY: 1. Press CHOICE (it should work now) LANGUAGE menu appears. 2 Press Cursor to move to the menu you want? which is AUDIO Selected item changes its color to green. THEN: 1. Display EXPERT SPEAKER SETTING menu. 2. Press Cursor to select ?TEST TONE,? then press ENTER. ?TEST TONE? changes its color to green and test tone comes out of in the following sequence?left front speaker, center speaker, right front speaker, right rear speaker, and left rear speaker. ? Test tone is output only when the tray loaded with a DVD is selected, but not playing. 3. Press Cursor to move to ?C.SPK? LEVEL? or ?R.SPK?LEVEL,? then press ENTER. 4. Press Cursor to adjust the output level, then press ENTER. ? You can adjust the output level from ??6 dB? to ?+6 dB.? 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the other speaker output level. 6. Press Cursor to select ?TEST TONE,? then press ENTER. Test tone stops. 7. When finished, press Cursor to move to ?EXIT,? then press ENTER. EXPERT SPEAKER SETTING menu disappears. I hope this helps you, please let us know. Best regards, nightdiver

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