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Music track is heard, but dialogue is not

When watching DVD's, the music track in the movie is heard, but the dialogue and soundeffects are not heard or they are extremely low. This happens radomly and to different DVD's. When I turn the volume up, the sound will sometimes pop in. What is going on, and how can i get it fixed?

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Re: Music track is heard, but dialogue is not

Check to make sure your power amp is not on a bridged mode in the back. If it is, then only 1 speaker should be connected.

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Re: Music track is heard, but dialogue is not

It sounds like your CENTER channel is not connected properly.

Check the connection to the speaker itself, and at the connection to the back of the Sony.

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Check your center channel. Most dialogue is routed to the center channel in surround.

Jul 24, 2013 | Home Theater Systems

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We can't hear spoken audio on our recent dvds (movies), only the music. Some of the the older movies are fine.

Your center channel speaker is not working. In modern 5.1 movies dialogue only comes from the center channel. Older movies were stereo/mono so the dialogue would come from both the front speakers.
See if the speaker wires are intact and not loose. After that to confirm if the speaker is OK or defective exchange the center speaker with one of the working ones.If the center speaker does not produce sound, you will have to replace it. But if it works, that would mean that your center channel amplifier is not working & for that you will need professional help.

Mar 12, 2011 | Samsung Home Theater Systems

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Hello there,

It sounds like everything is working correctly to me. Voices / spoken dialogue should mostly be from the front speakers and surround audio (music, effects, etc) from all speakers.

The TV screen is in front of you so the people on the TV screen are also (technically) in front of you. Naturally, I would expect the spoken dialogue to come from the front speakers only - except in some instances, where dialogue in the movie is from a character not currently on screen. If you had voices from both in front of and behind you when the characters are only in front of you, it would be totally disorientating.

If you have audio from all five speakers during a movie then all of your connections and settings are correct. The problem you are describing is really just a description of how surround sound works.

I hope this helps. If I misunderstood the question or the problem, please let me know.


Mar 08, 2011 | Samsung Home Theater Systems

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Samsung HT-X50 DVD Audio Problem

I had this same problem and checked all of my cables and wires. Come to find out one of the wires that connected to the central audio speaker (the one that the audio track comes from) was unplugged. I plugged it in and that fixed it! My audio track is back! So make sure that all of the speaker cables are properly connected! That might be the source of your troubles!

Apr 19, 2009 | Samsung HT-X50 System

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I have an old Zenith Digital Surround System the Receivver is a Model Z763B with a DVD Player/Recorder connected. When I play a DVD or VHS the sound can be heard through the TV and the Sound System,...

I have the same A/V receiver and in my setup there is an audio output (red and white able) coming from DVD player directly into Zenith Z763B. The video from DVD Player goes to TV input (yellow cable).
There might be alternatives to the setup mentioned above but I like to watch movie in a surround sound, rather than output from TV.

Jan 07, 2009 | Home Theater Systems

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Salutations robn7499,

There are a few things that may cause this to happen. First I would check your connections for your center channel speaker. in movies with 5.1 surround sound almost all the vocal tracks come out of the center channel.

Otherwise there maybe an issue with the volume levels for the center channel as well, these can normally be adjusted through the setup of your home theater system.

I hope this helps.
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May 06, 2008 | Koss C928 System

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Not playing voice but playing music/surround

sounds like you may have a dodgy scart lead.check that none of the pins are loose/damaged. Also check the sound settings on the tv, it may have reset itself to the default sound setting. Or it might just be the audio settings on your dvd player have been adjusted,almost all dvd movies have there own audio adjustments.

Jan 13, 2008 | Home Theater Systems

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Muffled voice track on JVC TH-C5

It's an audio setting you will need to change. some movies are decoded in dolby and some by dts. This means you will have to adjust accordingly depending upon the source of audio in the movie. a double d is dolby's trademark and dts is regesterted trademark for the company "digital theater sound." The icons are on the dvd usually. Anyways, find the set up button on the remote control and use the directional arrow keys on the remote; up, down, left, or right to adjust for best sound. the thc5 will have the most function on the surround settings, movie, music, and all st. try a sequence, than repeat until desired sound is heard... good luck

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