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    Moderated By: claudio
    Agoraquest Forum Index Television Configuration
      
    Sound setting for 40XBR800 Dashboard
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    Last Reply: April 19, 2005, 7:11 pm

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    zorak

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: May 04, 2003
    Posts: 5
    From: Portland, OR

      Posted: 2005-04-17 21:11



    I have a 40XBR800, just using the speakers on the tv.  Since we've had it, it has always seemed like the non-dialogue sounds have been louder than the dialogue...if that makes any sense.  What happens is that when there is talking going on, we have to turn it up, and then if a series of action/non-speaking scenes comes up it is way too loud.

    It was always just a minor annoyance, but I'm tired of it.  It finally occured to me that it could be the bass/treble/etc settings (I never said I wasn't clueless!), which are currently set here:

    Treble: right about in the middle
    Bass: right about in the middle
    balance: in the middle
    steady sound: off
    effect: off
    speaker: on

    Any tips?


       


    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14280
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-04-18 14:26

    This is the first time that I have heard that problem.  There is nothing wrong with the settings that you listed, but what about "Effect" and "MTS"?  Is Effect set to TruSurrond and MTS set to Stereo?  Its hard to believe that there is a problem with the TV, beacause it only has left, right and woofer speakers.  In orther words, the same audio channels are used for both dialog and non-dialog.  There is nothing in the TV that distiguishes between dialog and non-dialog.  Its not uncommon for the sound level to vary between normal programming and commercials.

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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    zorak

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: May 04, 2003
    Posts: 5
    From: Portland, OR

      Posted: 2005-04-18 23:05






    On 2005-04-18 14:26, jehill wrote:
    This is the first time that I have heard that problem.  There is nothing wrong with the settings that you listed, but what about "Effect" and "MTS"?  Is Effect set to TruSurrond and MTS set to Stereo?  Its hard to believe that there is a problem with the TV, beacause it only has left, right and woofer speakers.  In orther words, the same audio channels are used for both dialog and non-dialog.  There is nothing in the TV that distiguishes between dialog and non-dialog.  Its not uncommon for the sound level to vary between normal programming and commercials.


    Hi,

    Thanks for your response.

    "Effect" is set to "Off".  It appears my choices for 'effect' are "TruSurround", "Simulated", or "Off".  You seem to be saying that most people have effect set to trusurround, yes?

    "MTS" isn't something I can find anywhere.  Oh wait, heh, there
    it is.  It is grey'ed out, so I can't highlight it or change it.  But it says, "MTS: Stereo".

    I know this sounds like a bizzare problem, but after a couple years
    now, I'm convinced its not my imagination.




       
    jehill
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    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14280
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-04-19 15:10






    On 2005-04-18 23:05, zorak wrote:
    I know this sounds like a bizzare problem, but after a couple years now, I'm convinced its not my imagination.



    I am sure that it is not your imagination.  I would try setting "Effect" to "TruSurround" for a while and to "Simulated" for a while.  Perhaps one of the two is the answer.  I have "TruSurround" selected, but it is academic because I don't use the TV's speakers.  I only use the speakers connected to my sound system.  Its much simpler to deal with.

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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    zorak

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: May 04, 2003
    Posts: 5
    From: Portland, OR

      Posted: 2005-04-19 19:11

    Ok, thanks for your help.


       
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