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RCA DVD - Audio Volume

Old 01-31-02, 03:31 PM
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RCA DVD - Audio Volume

Just purchased and installed RCD 5250P DVD. Connected to circa 1992 RCA 27" TV which has composite and S video input (not bad for its time).

Put in 'The Patriot' as first DVD to view and set the TV volume at my 'normal' level for TV/VCR viewing thru cable.
While the audio was fine - no crackling or hissing - it was much lower for the DVD which is annoying when you go back from the AV Input channel (91) to cable/VCR. I don't want to blow my TV speakers!

An audio CD I played first on the DVD sounded louder and I thought this was great until I put in the DVD. A second DVD also sounded lower ( that is I had to crank the TV volume up.......)

I played with all the menus, RCA support isn't helpful. Does anyone know if this is what I should expect by going thru an older TVs av input? Also, the audio cables supplied with the DVD were pretty thin gauge.

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Old 01-31-02, 04:25 PM
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It has nothing to do with your DVD player. The analogue audio track on a DVD is recorded much lower as compared to a music CD or just regular television programming.
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Old 02-01-02, 11:04 AM
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Thanks for response! I assume it is recorded lower because there is some expectation the audio will feed into not just audio jacks of tv but a home theater multi speaker arrangement???????????????
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