[mythtv-users] Sound track overwhelmingly the dialog (HD sound)
rbsteffes at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 20:26:06 UTC 2007
On 10/11/07, Jon Boehm <boehm100 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Michael Rice wrote:
> > On 10/11/07, Jon Boehm <boehm100 at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> Yes I am running AC-3 passthrough. My receiver displaying Dolby Digital
> >> with the lock light on. Pushing up Daisies last night on ABC was fine
> >> but Bionic Women, Life, and the last 30 Rock all had this problem. I
> >> don't remember the last Hero's having the problem & I know that the
> >> Tonight Show does not have this problem.
> > FWIW I had exactly the same problem with Bionic Woman last night
> > (recorded on HDHR via Comcast QAM). We then watched Kitchen
> > Nightmares and there were no problems at all. This is the first time
> > I've seen this problem (but I am just starting to record HD so I don't
> > have much to compare to).
> Thanks for the data point. Sound like we have very similar setups. I'm
> also HDHR via Comcast QAM. I'm in the Portland, OR market.
> I'm set to record Earl and 30 Rock tonight. We will see if the problem
> is fixed.
> Is really strange -- commercial breaks sound if fine, local news is
> fine, and The Tonight Show is fine. The problem is only with some prime
> time programming.
I have had this problem with the Bionic Woman. I'm also using AC3
passthrough to an Onkyo receiver that works SUPERBLY on movies (I like
to show it off by having people sit in the sweet spot in the middle of
the couch then demonstrate they can close their eyes and point to
Zorro as he walks across the room just from hearing his footsteps).
With Bionic Woman though, the background noise and music in particular
drown out the dialog horribly. The balance is just all wrong. I
chalked it up to them just sucking at mixing it, because a few other
shows really do well, like Heroes and Chuck.
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