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Old 08-15-00, 06:59 PM
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Greetings all,
Wasn't sure were to post this so here goes.
I'm having an issue where on some (not all) DVD's the speaking parts are way too quiet. If I turn up my stereo loud enough to compensate then the music is over-powering.
I have a decent stereo (Yamaha A1020) but it's fairly old technology. The sound issue is whether the sound is from the TV only (Samsung Tantra HDTV) or the stereo.
I have a friend who has the same issues and has a better sound setup.
Any thoughts on this?
Thx
Carl
Old 08-15-00, 07:09 PM
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You can turn up the volume on the center channel. That will get the speaking parts to be louder.
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If you are using surround sound, your receiver should have a center channel adjustment. Simply turn it up. Other players have a Center channel/dialogue enhancer. If you do, switch it on. Your DVD player or receiver might also have what is called Dynamic Range Compression (D. Range). If so, set this to MAX on either the DVD player or your receiver. Hope this helps! Good luck and welcome to the forum!!!
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I think thats the way DVDs are. Expanded stereo or other simulated surround effects makes it worse.

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