Crappy sound from a Dxr2

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  1. Andy Glantz

    Andy Glantz Auditioning

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    Hi all!
    I'm new to this forum, so I hope I'll not make a fool out of myself. [​IMG]
    I have a Creative Encore 5x, with the Dxr2 card. The picture is wonderful, however the sound leaves a lot to be wished for. The sound comes from the DVD player to the Dxr2 to the soundcard (SB PCI128) and from there to a 2ch amp. I don't use the DD output on the Dxr card at all.
    The sound is real low, I have to turn up the volume on the amp horrendously and then it naturally hums way too much.
    Anyone have an idea what may cause it? Any similar experiences?
    Thanks in advance!
    /Andy.
     
  2. Shayne Lebrun

    Shayne Lebrun Screenwriter

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    From the DVD FAQ, which is linked at the top of the Software section of this very forum:

     
  3. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    If possible, use the digial coax output from the Dxr2 card because you won't get that nasty hum from the analog audio output from the PC soundcard.

    I used to use my PC to watch DVDs on the TV with a Dxr2 PC-DVD setup, and this is how I avoided the hum from the soundcard. The hum was worse than any low volume problem I had with the setup.
     
  4. Andy Glantz

    Andy Glantz Auditioning

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    Thank you both for your replies.
    What bugs me is that I have to turn it up so much. If I turn the volume up 25% while listening to music, it's LOUD. If I wanna watch a movie, I can turn it to 50% and it's still not very loud.
    Y'all still think it's just the crappy 2ch sound from the soundcard? Anyways, I'll soon move to the states so I'll have to sell the whole thing regardless. [​IMG] I'm looking forward to your low prices and region 1 DVD's! [​IMG]
    /Andy.
     

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