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Old 11-23-07, 03:55 PM
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QUICK question about sound on LCD tv.

Hey guys. I purchased a 42' Sharp Aquos this morning, and absolutely LOVE it. I did notice, however, when watching Hot Fuzz on HD DVD, I put the sound on the tv onto 'stereo surround,' and it sounded better.

BUT, my question is, on certain sounds (i.e. a helicopter going overhead), the sound started to sound really jumbled going through the speakers on the tv (i don't have a surround system hooked up yet).

The HD player is hooked up with HDMI going to the TV, and just regular red/white/yellow a/v cables.

Does something need to be done, or is the jumbled sound on certain stuff the result of having no home theatre hooked up? Is the tv messed up, do i need new cables?

Please help me out guys, thanks!
Old 11-23-07, 04:18 PM
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What do you mean by "jumbled". Distorted, maybe? At certain points in a movie, the dynamic range is going to overwhelm a typical 5W-15W TV speaker.
Old 11-23-07, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
What do you mean by "jumbled". Distorted, maybe? At certain points in a movie, the dynamic range is going to overwhelm a typical 5W-15W TV speaker.
YES! It's distorted. Sounds like theres too much sound going through the speakers. Kind of a busy or messy sound. Sounds fine most of the time, like in dialogue, but if the sound really kicks in, it gets distorted.

Is this normal w/out a surround system, and the sound is 'dynamic surround' so is that why the speakers can't handle it?
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Because tv's are not designed to provide a surround sound experience. Simply put you have the volume up too loud.
Old 11-23-07, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by StephenX
Is this normal w/out a surround system, and the sound is 'dynamic surround' so is that why the speakers can't handle it?
Yep. Some televisions actually have pretty darn good speaker systems (for a TV) but in 99% of the cases, the speakers which come with the TV are only good for basic voice/dialogue (without screaming or yelling).

You might also try and turn the volume down and disable the "dynamic surround". Reason I say this is because this "surround" technique amplifies certain audio frequencies so they appear to be more spread out than what they actually are. Disable your surround first and this might solve the issue. Then, if not, turn the volume down. Action movies, you'll have to turn the volume down, and for dramas, you can probably keep the volume up pretty high without any major problems.
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I got the 46"
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Originally Posted by StephenX
The HD player is hooked up with HDMI going to the TV, and just regular red/white/yellow a/v cables.
This part has me confused. If you have it connected with HDMI, what are the other cables for? HDMI carries picture and sound.

Also, try enabling Dynamic Range Control in the player.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
This part has me confused. If you have it connected with HDMI, what are the other cables for? HDMI carries picture and sound.

Also, try enabling Dynamic Range Control in the player.
I guess I need to disconnect it. Thanks everyone!

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