Getting bass out of my TV.....

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  1. Cam McFarland

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    How do I get my sub to work when playing my TV through
    my receiver? I have a basic L/R RCA output from my TV running to my receiver.
    It only sees an analog signal. I get sound through all 5 speakers, but not the sub.

    Thanks........

    - Cam
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Hmm, most receivers have the sub working all the time. Make sure you’re in DPL mode – it should work.

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    Wayne,

    LMAO............


    You, of all people, expect me to know what that means.

    I have even looked through the manual for my 7200, and dont see any mention of "DPL mode".

    Anybody else running an HK AVR7200 hooked up to your TV set???


    It does mention 5 channel stereo & 7 channel stereo
    (notice it is NOT 5.1 or 7.1).


    On a lighter note, I got more output from my truck subs.
    I looked at my mono amp & its crossover was set at 50Hz.
    I moved it up & now it has alot better output..[​IMG]
     
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    Glad to see the truck project is making progress, Cam. [​IMG]

    DPL = Dolby Pro-Logic – I’m sure it’s in your manual. It would be the default surround sound setting for analog video sources like VCRs.

    That said, most for-TV programming (as opposed to movies) can be a little bass-shy.

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    Some receivers allow you to "tell" it what speakers are active for every input. You may need to turn on the sub via a setup procedure for the TV input.
     
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    to what size are your front speakers set, in the receiver (pre/pro)?

    if i understand how you're connecting it, you "get bass out of your TV" just like you would "get bass" out of anything else connected by an analog 2-channel connection.

    it's dependent upon how you set up the receiver.
     
  7. Cam McFarland

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    Wayne,

    I had already tried "DPL"......


    Scott,

    All speakers are set to small....



    LFE "light" never comes on.....
     
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    The LFE light won’t come on. That’s only for Dolby Digital.
    Since you’re sending the signal directly from your TV, any settings you have in it will make a difference. For instance, make sure its bass control is not turned all the way down.

    Also, if you tell us what make and model receiver you have, perhaps someone will be familiar with it.

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    Thanks Wayne,
    I checked TV bass, it was at "0", bumped it up some.
    (Mitsu 65" HD 1080 series, by the way, if it makes any dif.)

    Onre thing I may have been doing wrong was NOT turnung on my BFD when I was attempting to listen to TV through receiver...... :b


     
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    Well, I think there is sound coming out of sub, but it is as if it not being amplified. Maybe as Wayne states, it is just "bass shy".

    Yes, amp is on & working.....[​IMG]
     
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    I get TONS of bass while watching TV, from just about any show that i watch. There is a lot of bass content in most TV shows, so i dont think thats the problem.
     
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    I don't know if this means anything....but I don't think the 7200 has regular DPL- only DLP II. Don't know what that means...but I threw it out anyway.
     
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    You should get bass no matter what mode you are in (i.e. Pro Logic, etc), if and only if what you are watching has bass at all(which almost every show does with any sort of music or sound effects). You need to specify whether you are using the fixed audio out on your tv or the variable audio out. If you are using variable then some of the EQ(equalizer) settings will be controlled through both the TV and the reciever. If you are using the fixed audio out(meaning you can't turn the volume up through your tv, only through the reciever) then the reciever controls the bass settings on its own. Check to see which you are using and just turn your sub up(on the back of the sub) and also turn it up on the reciever and/or TV until you get the results you want. Like many said before, most recievers EQ settings are specific to the input, maybe your TV input has the bass turned down or even off.
     
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    Well, it may have been due to the fact the BFD had not
    been turned on.
    Anyway, after adding bass with the TV controls &
    turning the BFD on, I now am getting good bass...[​IMG]

    thanks guys, no matter how good you all are, it all boils
    down to the loose nut at the controls........[​IMG]
     

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