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Sound problem

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by westview, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. westview

    westview Mentor

    Dec 27, 2011
    When I watch drama shows such as Greys, the Good Wife,etc. I have trouble understanding the dialog. I know my hearing is not the best, but my wife has the same problem. On news show or ball games I do not have this problem. Would any of the add on sound systems such as sound bars help this? Thanks for any help.
  2. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

    Dec 3, 2002
    On the road...
    What kind of speakers are you using? TV built in?

    I have the same problem, quite often. I think it's because the shows are mixed for a 5.1 speaker system, and the TV isn't doing a good job pulling out the center channel and directing it to the R/L built in speakers. A sound bar that gives you L/C/R channels and the ability to adjust them would probably help a lot.
  3. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    If you think that this might be a problem, go into
    Menu, Settings, Audio and turn Dolby Digital to OFF and try the sounds this way.
    I did this with my HR24 and Vizio TV I have in the bedroom and it sounds better to me.

    My Samsung in the den is using a Yamaha Surround sound system and it is awesome.
    I do have that TV hooked up with Component cables so I can use the TV speakers during the day while my son is asleep.
    I have it with the Dolby
    Digital on and do not have a problem with it.

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