AUDIO PROBLEMS... And The Answer????
I did notice something tonight, but I'm not sure if this is just my box OR if everyone will find this to be the case. I was watching TV with the new Insignia Box and I noticed the audio seemed a bit distorted. The volume level on the box was set to 100.
I dropped the volume to 90 and turned up the volume on my TV, no distortion. It looks like the box goes into distortion when the volume is in the highest volume level of 100. Dropping it down to 95 reduces the distortion and at 90 I don't hear the distortion.
For those with audio problems, try setting the boxe's volume setting lower.
Now in answer to the questions:
Bob, I am curious to know how you have your Insignia and Zenith hooked up? Is it to a TV with Stereo Speakers on it? Are both units set to stereo?
If so, do you have a stereo receiver you can run them through? Are you testing at night when shows are broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1?
Finally, what are the manufacture dates of both of your boxes?
made November 2007, connected to a MONO TV, right channel only. I also never set the volume on the box above 85. I have tested this box both day and night, no audio problems. The box is set to mono.Insignia Box
, made December 2007, connected to a Panasonic DVR (Stereo) which is connected to my 37" HDTV (stereo). As long as I keep the volume setting of the box to 90 or less, no distortion. This was tested both with day and night TV. (I just noticed the distortion tonight and found the reason why, so I don't know what I'll find with daytime TV.) The box is set to stereo.