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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Scott Aruti, Apr 10, 2004.
When playing back DVDs in surround, a TV set's speakers should be COMPLETELY TURNED OFF, correct?
Correct- although some people like to leave it on as a pseudo CC when they only have LR Mains.
Is this because the TV speakers will somehow ruin the sound stage when running in surround?
That's exactly the reason why you don't want to use your TV speakers. Ideally you want to have speakers that sound the same all the way around.
If a plane where to fly accross the screen from left to right, you don't want it to sound different when it passes the center.
So, what do most of you guys do, mute the TV or just turn the volume all the way down and off?
Depends on the display, Scott. My WEGA has a "speakers-off" function, so I use it. In the bedroom system, the Toshiba direct-view has no such option, so I turn its volume control all the way down.
Why connect the DVD player L/R audio to the TV at all? Don't bother connecting to the TV and you won't have to worry about muting or turning off the TV speaker system.
c'mon. we don't spend all this time and money on this hobby to listen through our tv's crap speakers!
Hahahahahahha!!!! You guys are totally right! The only reason I have the analog cords connected to the TV is so when I just dont feel like the surround experience, or sometimes my girl is over, and she would rather just watch through the TV, whatever. But if I had my way...ALWAYS 5.1 all the time, baby!
That's how it is at my house because I have no audio running to the TV at all.
Excellent....just as long as I know TV speakers SHOULDNT be on during surround playback...