Sound issue with smart tv

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by Clark Kent, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. jimmie57

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    Sometimes there is no answer to explain why something does or does not work.

    Back when I was working we made some parts that were pretty hard as in hardness of the metal, not complicated hard.
    When we tapped the holes they all were too small and the inspection gage would not screw into them. These were 1-1/4" diameter threads.
    An old guy like me, I was young and stupid but I knew it all, told me to put a shop red rag over the hole and then screw the tap back into the hole and take the rag with it.
    All holes fit the gage after doing this. I do not have a clue as to why that worked.

    Glad it is staying where you want it now.
     
  2. Rich

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    Some pros and cons:

    I lost the ability of the AVR to be controlled by the TV going off. This means I have to use the AVR's remote to turn on the AVR. Minor annoyance.

    No switching takes place at all. Another minor annoyance.

    No switching takes place at all. Big pro for me.

    I can now use the other HDMI output on my BD player for sound. Big pro.

    All in all, we're so happy the random switching is over. Now I can buy another AVR and not worry about the thing going berserk.

    Again, we want to thank you for coming up with that suggestion...I still don't understand what or why it worked, but the issue is resolved! You did good, Jimmie!!!

    Rich
     
  3. lparsons21

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    Rich, ARC and HDMI-CEC has had a rocky past. Early implementations such as on your DN1010 were twitchy as were other brands/models of the time. Mostly because the new other equipment got better at it. That said, ARC is still an issue for some with new gear too.

    I use a Harmony Elite remote, and previously a Harmony One because diddling with all these other remotes just is a royal PITA! On mine I use an activity, like Watch Hopper. Push that and it turns on the TV if it is off, turns on the AVR, turns on the Hopper, sets TV input properly, sets AVR properly. One and done!! :)

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  4. Rich

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    I've been ignoring the Harmony remotes for years...I'm beginning to rethink that. I think I might pull the trigger on the Onkyo.

    Rich
     
  5. lparsons21

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    The Harmony remotes make more and more sense as we keep adding stuff to our AV setups. They are easy to configure and work quite well.

    Yeah, give the Onkyo a trial run, I think you'll like it.

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  6. Clark Kent

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    Weird. I think I have the sound for TV apps finally coming through the external speakers. However, sound is not coming out of the two rear speakers. Is this because apps like Netflix aren't in surround sound?
     
  7. lparsons21

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    Depends on where you are running your Netflix from, and some of their stuff isn't in surround.

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  8. Clark Kent

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    I'm running it through the Smart TV with the audio through the external speakers. Just sounds weird.
     
  9. Rich

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    Shouldn't he still get sound from all the speakers when using an AVR? My sound system converts all non-surround content to PCM which puts the same thing on the two front speakers and the two back speakers.

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  10. lparsons21

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    Yes and no... :)

    Depends on settings in the AVR. For instance, I have all my sources set to add DD PLIIZ (actually I use a THX mode), so I get 7.1 regardless of input. But it is usually a setting you have to make at some point, it isn't an automatic on any AVR I've seen.

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