Newbie with just TV and DVD - sound problems!!

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  1. SarahEmer

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    I have a PowerPoint DVD and am just connecting straight to my tV - no speakers etc. The first DVD I watched was fine, but any DVDs I've tried to watch since, the sound is awful - it sounds like cinema sound without the back speakers - I've tried adjusting the audio settings, but still not working! Anyone any suggestions please??????[​IMG]
     
  2. Rick_Brown

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    Need more info, Sarah. How have you hooked up the DVD audio to your TV?
     
  3. SarahEmer

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    Thanks for the reply - All that came with the DVD was the power cable and a scart cable that connects to the back of the tv and the dvd. Am I missing something?? (besides a brain!!)[​IMG]
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    A SCART connection? Are you posting from the UK by any chance? (FYI, TV speakers rarely sound good.)
     
  5. SarahEmer

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    from Ireland - i know TV speakers aren't the ideal, but I know others with just TV and DVD and their sound is fine.
     
  6. Jack Briggs

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    Yes, but not all TV speakers are created equal. The speaker sound on my WEGA, for example, is much better than the typical squawk boxes I hear on TVs. But, as good as they are, the WEGA's speakers cannot hope to match even the most rudimentary HTiB system, much less a carefully matched sound system.
     
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    Can you explain what this means? Cinema sound is what, I would think, you want.

    Can you be more specific on how it's "bad"?

    -Vince
     
  8. SarahEmer

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    its hard to explain - its nearly like being underwater. Its like being at the cinema but the surround speakers aren't working
     
  9. Benny G

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    I think it's best to ask this question:

    Is the sound using your DVD player WORSE than when watching normal broadcasted television shows or with a VCR??
     
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    Sarah,

    Welcome to the forum!

    To be able to help you, we really need more information [​IMG].
    Can you tell us which DVD was fine? What audio track does it have? And if you play that one again, is it still OK? If it isn't anymore, was anything changed about your set and hookup?
    Or, perhaps, did you change any audio settings on your player or TV-set?

    Cees
     
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    I have some dvd's that by default will play in 2/0 stereo mode, which MIGHT sound decent on a TV with 2 speakers. Can you go into the onscreen display of one of the dvd's that plays badly and switch the audio to 2/0 to see if this is the problem? Playing in 3/2/1 mode might give you the reults you have on your TV and sound muddy.
     

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