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Old 11-27-2013, 06:10 AM   #1  
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Okay this is a very strange occurrence...

Back in August I bought an LG BH6720S 3D BD Home Theater system. It worked great with all my BDs and many DVDs, but then while watching one DVD the first episode would work fine then the next episode would have no sound come from any of the speakers. I tried everything, I googled and googled but could find no one else with this problem, but I followed any kind of help instructions I could find. But ultimately it just wouldn't work. I tried 2 different DVDs but the same thing happened, they are Scooby Doo DVDs (the holiday themed ones with one new episode then a bunch of older ones.) It is only that "new" episode that played correctly, then when I try playing the other episodes the sound stopped. I then tried other DVDs... The Wonder Woman TV show and other Scooby Doo DVDs (Ghoul School) and (Werewolf) none had sound, not even the menu would have sound. I was able to exchange the LG system for a new one but it had the same problem so I got a refund thinking it was a manufacturing error.
This was October something...

So cut to today... I finally had enough money to buy a different system... Sony BDVE3100 3D BD home Theater, (My TV and other BD player are Sony, My TV is a 2010, 32 inch 1080p Bravia, the other BD Player is BDPS5100.) Anyways I put in MOS BD and it works amazingly good, then I tried another BD... still amazing. Then I tried the same DVDs as I did with the LG BD Home theater... Luckily I got sound this time. But I only got sound from the main center speaker when playing older shows, or DVDs with older shows on them. I guess another good thing is that the system switches from all the other speakers to the center one automatically, and doesn't just stop the sound or switch to the TV speakers.
I guess my main question is are all Home theater systems this way with older shows? I mean the system plays the newer made episode or show fine, but when older shows or episodes are selected there is no sound. I thought that when DVDs were made even if the episodes were not the same year the sound would all be the same.
I apologize if none of this makes sense, should I test out other DVDs from other companies and see if it is just WB or what? I really don't know what to do. I want to be able to watch any BD or DVD and have it with surround sound. I guess it is nice sony has one speaker work... :/

Thanks to anyone for any help.


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Old 11-27-2013, 06:15 AM   #2  
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So I tried more DVDs.... "Scooby Doo 13 Spooky tales" DVD... Sound works but dialog only comes from center speaker while sound effects and other noises come from surrounding speakers (for first episode.) then only sound comes from center speaker for all other episodes.
I then tried a Paramount MacGyver DVD and the sound is perfect.
**Note all the DVDs I have used have have audio codecs: Dolby Digital (some specify mono, and stereo 2.0.)
Sometimes the "Dolby Digital mono" works... other times a different DVD with the same codec has less sound. The same thing happens with the "Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0" some DVDs work, while other's have less sound.

Is it possible WB just sucks at making many of their DVDs? Their BDs are usually pretty awesome and many of their DVDs are too, but at the same time many seem like they are encoded incorrectly or very lazily sometimes.
So is my Sony 3D BD/AV player any good?....
Or is there even a problem with the Home theater system?...

Right now I am leaning towards just taking this system back, I have tried everything but it won't play all my DVDs and the audio sync gets off every now and then... (a minor annoyance, but still lame.)

But again before I decide anything... Does anyone have any recommendation as to what I should do? Should I return the system and get a different brand... and hope Samsung or someone has an affordable BD HTS that works with all BDs and DVDs???... I want good surround sound but would like for it to work on all the movies I own.
Thanks in advance to anyone for any help... It is much appreciated.



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Somewhere in the menu (of your sound system- not the dvd although make sure you select the proper sound set-up there as well) there should be a choice for different soundfield settings - try to see if you can correct it there
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Somewhere in the menu (of your sound system- not the dvd although make sure you select the proper sound set-up there as well) there should be a choice for different soundfield settings - try to see if you can correct it there
Thanks I have been up all night reading, googling, and adjusted everything, lol... I am coming to the conclusion that perhaps it is just supposed to do this... I mean certain shows were made before without all the added sound effects we have today.... would that explain that when I watch a 1969 Scooby Doo episode all I get is sound/dialog from the center speaker?... but then when I watch a 2013 Scooby Doo episode I get dialog from three front speakers and surround sounds from behind?
Does any of that make sense... if so, does that mean the sound system I have is probably fine? I am just a knuckle head and not used to the way Surround Sound works? lol
Thanks for the reply BTW.


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Your system should have surround modes such as PLII and DTS Neo:6 that can take stereo sources and expand them to 5.1. You may even be able to apply a mode like All Channel Stereo (or whatever Sony calls it) to send a mono signal to all the speakers.

Your system should show you the audio codecs and active channels arriving from the source. You can use that information to determine what your system does with various types of formats and then you can apply surround modes accordingly.
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Your system should have surround modes such as PLII and DTS Neo:6 that can take stereo sources and expand them to 5.1. You may even be able to apply a mode like All Channel Stereo (or whatever Sony calls it) to send a mono signal to all the speakers.

Your system should show you the audio codecs and active channels arriving from the source. You can use that information to determine what your system does with various types of formats and then you can apply surround modes accordingly.
Thanks for the info, I tried changing the modes but I didn't notice anything different. Is that normal, also why do two DVDs allow dialog from all speakers (rear and front) yet BDs and some new DVDs only have dialog from the three front speakers? Is there a way to change that so all speakers have dialog at all times along with the regular sound effects? My hearing sucks, (and dialog is for me usually the most difficult to hear.)

Again I am so sorry for being such a newb, thanks again for all the help.


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Any audio track with DD 5.1 or DTS should have sound in all speakers with no intervention on your part. With stereo sources, the two surround modes I mentioned in the previous post will expand playback to all speakers. Most receivers have an all channel stereo mode that duplicates the content from the L/R fonts to the surround speakers. If you are not getting the outputs I describe, then something is wrong with the way you have your system configured.
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Any audio track with DD 5.1 or DTS should have sound in all speakers with no intervention on your part. With stereo sources, the two surround modes I mentioned in the previous post will expand playback to all speakers. Most receivers have an all channel stereo mode that duplicates the content from the L/R fonts to the surround speakers. If you are not getting the outputs I describe, then something is wrong with the way you have your system configured.

I switched my speakers "modes" to Dolby Digital, DTS Neo 6, and DTS Music and other modes but nothing changed with any of them, except very slight volume levels. I am going to just configure it the best way I can, and hopefully will find a way to adjust this to my liking. Thanks again for all your help. I really appreciate it.


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