I have a JVC DVD player which I used to have hooked up to just a two-channel receiver. Due to other changes in my home theatre, I moved the JVC to my other system, because I added an HDTV and the JVC is capable of 480p output. It also has a digital coax output for multi-channel sound. When I checked the connections out, everything seemed fine (watching my daughter's Miss Congeniality as a test DVD).
However, last night my daughter started watching Pirates of the Carribean. My Sony receiver detected the full array of Dolby sound and LFE (low frequency something), and the display on the receiver looked appropriate; but the sound was horrible. There was an echo effect on all of the voices, and a subtle hissing sound as well, as I recall. Can anyone help me decipher what settings on the DVD player, or on the receiver, or both, need to be changed?
I'd like to solve this problem before hooking my TV's optical digital output to the other digital input on my receiver.
400dB could probably d...,
4000 isnt ev...
Post Number: 359 Registered: Dec-06
You probably just had the receiver on the wrong DSP setting. If that's the problem all you have to do is set it on any normal mode that's not concert hall or something like that. If that's not the problem then I don't know.
That's what I thought at first, so I cycled through the various settings, starting with A.Dec. (for automatically decide), and various concert hall, stage, theatre, and some film-related "sound stage" variations, but the echo was pretty constantly there; nothing resulted in a good sound; and when I left it on A.Dec. it still had the problem. Thanks anyway, though.
Well, now I feel pretty stupid. I got home and tested this issue with a DVD I had played when setting everything up, and encountered the same phenomenon. When I went to check on whether the TV had the same problem, I discovered the TV speakers were on and the receiver was on; the miniscule lag between when the TV processed the sound and when the receiver did created the echo; muting one or the other eliminated it.