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Volume issue not sure if anyone is on the other end...but my new sharp aquos has very low volume.  even if i turn it up full (60 max) it is not very loud at all.  any advice?

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    same problem

  • vstrattman Apr 09, 2008

    Volume does not work, I turn the tv off for several hours then it works again then does not work. Whats wrong and how can I fix it without having a tv repair person come out and charge me $400?

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    Having trouble with volume on tv. Can turn it up to 60 (full power) and still difficult to hear.

  • olearyllc May 19, 2008

    Same problem, with the matching Aquos Blu-Ray and 52" LCD. Guy at Sharp says it's "the way the technology is". Volume is inaudible at less than 4' away!!! Sharp guy and suggests using coax to connect my components instead of HDMI because it dosent make "that much difference" in quality. What a hassle to lug this 100lb TV back to the store and set it up for them to prove I'm not crazy. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jes03 May 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with the sound. The volume quality does change with different chanels, but at best you need to turn it up three quarters of the way.

  • adrum_ca Jun 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with the volume on my Sharp Aquos 37" flat screen. From 0-30 the volume increases normally. From 30-60 there's hardly any difference. Unfortunately, 30 is not loud enough, and we end up pushing it to 60 and can still barely hear it. This doesn't happen with all channels, and is more noticable in the evenings! While I realize that that the sound quality is also a function of the program we're watching, this volume problem is way beyond that. I have no problem with volume on other televisions, either my other one or ones at other people's homes. What's going on????

  • rony_bh Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same problem of low volume after it froze and i reset the power. Now Volume is very low afterthe reset. Some kind of mulfunction.

    Sharp should look into it and recall if possible.



  • sunfish69 Jan 06, 2009

    add another person to the list i have the same problem with dvd and blueray (not loud enough) but i don't think its a hardware problem because i have a ps3 hooked up to it and when there's a game in it's really loud.

  • mwright90 Jan 06, 2009

    I bought a Sharp Aquos 37" LCD in July, 2008, and have problems with the sound continuously, even when turning it up to the max (60), it makes no difference. I just watched a movie on my dvd player, and could barely hear it, the sound was so muffled. Is there a solution or do I just have to bury my head in the sand and live with it?


  • prodigalbuck Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem with my LC Sharp 37D43U I felt the sound was nowhere near the volume as was in the store & now most channels are low but only ONE channel can barely be heard.
    I agree for the cost of the set the sound is equivalent to a cheap AM radio. Help or any ideas ???

  • Nordic May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem with Aquos Volume, but only on DVD.

    I don't have satellite or cable box and I don't have a volume problem with TV or VCR...only with DVD, so it's obviously not a signal source problem.

    Even if the TV is built with "very small speakers", quality is Not limited to size...30 volume is only Half power...60 is MAXIMUM BLAST. (you should hear the TV down the halls and make neighbours pound on the walls !)

    Since you have "ALOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM", perhaps it is a manufacturer's defect in MANY of the Aquos TV's. If so, Sharp should recall the defective audio parts and fix the problem free of charge , since we paid ALOT for TV quality. I'm certain Sharp would strive to maintain their well earned reputation and stellar service to customers. When we buy the Best, we Expect the Best.



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I have the same problem. When I adjusted the volume on the cable box, it was solved. Turn up the volume on the cable box, and when you use your remote, it's super loud, even at midway!

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Very loud it never gonna be. It's a tv with very small speakers, but I have a lot of customers who complain about that and I checked first the signal source. Sometimes the sattelite receiver or cable box give a sound not so good. The best way to check it is to plug something (an antenna or just a 2 inch wire) in the coaxial plug to see if on the tuner is the same sound. I bet is gonna be stronger.

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  • Eduard P Feb 24, 2008

    This is for Nordic,

    You buy a TV, not a sound sistem. If you pretend to know something about acustic, then you should know with small speakers and a 32 " thin tv you can't have sound to "hear the TV down the halls and make neighbours pound on the walls !" because you have no box resonance. And before you rate a solution don't drink too much. Inapropriate is when you ask for sound trouble and I give you info about video issues. I told this is the way is designed and is nothing to do with.


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This is for Draude,

Hey, Spicy comments buddy !
Didn't mean to offend you, but it's obvious there are folks out there upset with volume issues on the 42in Sharp Aquos.

I found a Review posted on another site:
"The sound on the Sharp was abysmal (tinny sound, max volume level far too low). Honestly, this $1200 TV sounded like a $5 AM radio."

Another review on a site reads:
"Sharp said it was a cable card problem. The volume problem persisted until it completely went out. Apparently there is a heat sensor problem and the television will overheat and cause damage to the volume control. They specifically call it a "heat sink problem". It is not a cable card problem"

Then I found a comment posted on this site:
"Max volume on Sharp Aquos is EAR SPLITTING"

Ear Splitting sound means REALLY LOUD!
Is it possible to get ear splitting volume without box resonance?

When we pay alot of money for a's reasonable to expect a decent sound to accompany it. The 42in Sharp has 2 x 15 watt speakers inside.
Small speakers can have fantastic sound, so Size has nothing to do with Quality.
I agree with's the way it was designed...and that is the's a Design Flaw and Sharp needs to correct it.

Either the speakers should be better quality, or correct the "heat sensors" so the volume is not damaged.

I read alot of your solutions to other problems....and you have been helpful to many folks.
Have a great day!

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